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dwarf deer tick ventral SEM

dwarf deer tick ventral SEM

This scanning electron micrograph shows the detail of a dwarf deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) discovered by researchers at the tick-testing program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Residents send in ticks, and program employees check them for the Lyme disease pathogen, as well as other infectious agents. (Photo credit: Molaei research group)

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