From Big Medical Encyclopedia

ACAROLOGY (Greek akari — a tick and logos — the doctrine) — the section of biology studying ticks — their anatomy, embryology, physiology, ecology, zoogeography, and also their origin and a systematics. And. studies mites as parasites and carriers of infections, wreckers of plants and products. And. develops methods of protection against harmful mites and use useful (medical, veterinary and agricultural And.). The acarology is also a part of arachnology — doctrines about arachnoid (see), to the Crimea belong and mites (see).

See also Zoology .

Bibliography: Beker E. and Uarton. Introduction to an acarology, the lane with English, M., 1955, bibliogr.; Hoogstraa I. N of Bibliography of ticks and tickborne diseases, v. 1 — 2, Cairo, 1970; Kranz G. W. A manual of acarology, N. Y., 1970.

A. B. Lange.