Nine microsatellite markers have been isolated from the scab mite,Psoroptes ovis. These markers have been tested for polymorphism in individual Psoroptes\ud mites originating from two hosts, the European rabbit,\ud Oryctolagus cuniculus, and sheep, Ovis aries. No\ud definitive picture of Psoroptes species’ status or interrelationships exists. This study provides the basis for a new molecular system to elucidate the systematics of groupings within the genus Psoroptes, allowing us to clarify the population dynamics and epidemiology of\ud the mites causing sheep scab world wide
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