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Dermodex Mite Under the Microscope

Demodex follicularum

Transmitted Oblique Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light Illumination

Definition/Function:

KINGDOM: Animalia DIVISION: Arthropoda CLASS: Arachinida SUBCLASS: Acari ORDER: Trombidiformes FAMILY: Demodicideae GENUS: Demodex SPECIES: folliculorum

These mites inhabit the human skin, living in the hair follicles. A closely related species Demodex brevis, lives in the sebaceous glands rather than the hair follicles.

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