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Related to acarus: Acarus scabiei
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Sensitization to Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Acarus siro in patients allergic to house dust mites (Dermatophagoides spp.
Acarus is the genus of arachnidae that includes mites.
It is the type species of the genus Fuscuropoda Vitzthum 1924, and it has been known probably at least since 1768, when what was possibly the same mite was described under the name Acarus vegetans De Geer.
De otra parte, la tecnologia del DNA recombinante ha permitido encontrar recientemente un alergeno homologo a Bio t 13, en las especies Acarus siro y Lepidoglyphus destructor.
Cheesemakers say the flavour is down to the beasties - the Acarus siro mite - shedding their skins within the cheese and laying their eggs.