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MALDONADO RUIZ, P L. -- PARK, Y. -- ŽŮREK, L. Liquid water intake of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum: Implications for tick survival and management. Scientific Reports. 2020. v. 10, no. 7 April, ISSN 2045-2322. URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63004-9

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Liquid water intake of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum: Implications for tick survival and management
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Written by (author):
Paulina L Maldonado Ruiz
Yoonseong Park
Ing. Luděk Žůrek, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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article in a professional periodical
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Scientific Reports
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10
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7 April
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2020
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článek je obsažen v databázi Web of Science
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English
Description in original language: Ixodid ticks are ectoparasites that feed exclusively on blood as their source of nutrients. Although ticks spend most of their life off the host, until now it has been assumed that the blood and the water vapor are the only sources of water to maintain water balance and prevent desiccation. Here we report for the first time that adult lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum, also actively drink nutrient-free water, which greatly increases their survival. The volume of ingested water is greater in females than males (0.55 +- 0.06 vs 0.44 +- 0.07 µl) and most likely due to differences in tick size. Water uptake occurs through mouthparts and it can be later observed in the salivary glands and the midgut. We also exploited this behavior by adding a variety of inorganic compounds and microorganisms to water. Addition of inorganic salts to drinking water such as KH2PO4 + NaCl+KNO3 resulted in 100% tick mortality within 3 days. As a proof of concept for using the water drinking as a delivery route of toxic reagents for ticks, we also show that adding Pseudomonas aeruginosa to drinking water quickly leads to tick death. This tick behavior can be exploited to target important physiological systems, which would make ticks vulnerable to dehydration and microbial dysbiosis.
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https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63004-9
 
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Scientific Reports. London: ISSN 2045-2322.

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Scientific Reports
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magazine
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2045-2322
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Place of publishing:
London
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Nature publishing group
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http://www.nature.com/srep/
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no
Original language: English
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Entry made by:
Markéta Hejčová, DiS.
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11/09/2016 11:10 (Šárka Novotná)

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