Ixodes Holocyclus

The paralysis tick of Australia, Ixodes holocyclus, is one of about 75 species of Australian tick fauna and is considered the most medically important. It is usually found in a 20-kilometre wide band following the eastern coastline of Australia. Within this range Ixodes holocyclus is the tick most frequently encountered by humans and their pets. As this area also contains the majority of Australia's most densely populated regions, incidents of bites on people, pets and livestock are relatively common.

Paralysis ticks are found in many types of habitat particularly areas of high rainfall such as wet sclerophyll forest and temperate rainforest. The natural hosts for the paralysis tick include koalas, bandicoots, possums and kangaroos.

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Ixodes Holocyclus - Tick Paralysis - Toxins
... It is thought the toxins of Ixodes holocyclus cause a failure of secretion of neurotransmitter acetylcholine at neuro-muscular junctions ... Several toxic fractions have been isolated from the salivary glands of Ixodes holocyclus but there has been variation in the reported molecular size of the principle paralysing ... The saliva of Ixodes holocyclus also contains anti-coagulant ...
Ixodes Holocyclus - Feeding Process
... Incidentally, Ixodes holocyclus has no eyes ... In the case of Ixodes holocyclus the hypostome is inserted very deep into the dermis ... Ixodes holocyclus, however, is one of the Ixodid ticks which does not produce cementum ...
Anatomy, Life Cycle and Behaviour - Distinguishing Ixodes Holocyclus From Other Australian Ticks
... The two features which are most easily recognised and which are characteristic of Ixodes holocyclus The first and last pairs of legs are distinctly darker than the 2 middle pairs of legs The anal groove forms a ...
Ixodes Holocyclus - Vector Competence - Protozoal Diseases
... So far no protozoa have been isolated from Ixodes holocyclus ... This does not however exclude the possibility that such organisms may be found in the future ...