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Magnified 459X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image revealed the presence of a mite from the genus, Nanorchestes. Members of this genus are free-living, fungivorous, soil and leaf-litter/moss mites. This was simply an incidental finding on the skin of this lizard. Under higher magnifications, i.e., PHIL 8808, 8809, the mite’s exoskeletal complexities are better appreciated in their diaphanous majesty.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ William L. Nicholson, Ph.D.; Cal Welbourn, Ph.D., Gary R. Mullen
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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