|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1998|
|Authors:||J. W. Maunder|
|Pagination:||843 - 5, xv|
|Keywords:||adaptation, animals, humans, Lice Infestations/diagnosis, Lice/anatomy & histology/growth & development, Life Cycle Stages, Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies, sexually transmitted disease|
Scabies mites are only distantly related to human lice. Nevertheless, the two groups have much in common as regards to structure and life-style. These similarities result from the two groups using parallel adaptations in order to solve some of the problems of being parasites. Understanding these adaptations may help us give better advice.