Cattle gastrointestinal nematode egg-spiked faecal samples: high recovery rates using the Mini-FLOTAC technique
Faecal egg count (FEC) techniques are commonly used to detect gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) in cattle and to determine anthelmintic efficacy/resistance through the faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT). ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alessandra Amadesi, Antonio Bosco, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Edwin Claerebout and Maria Paola Maurelli Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Sarcocystis lutrae (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) from the raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, and the common raccoon, Procyon lotor, in the Czech Republic
Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Sarcocystis have an obligate two-host life-cycle and comprise about 200 species, which infect different cold- and warm-blooded hosts, including humans. Recently, morphological ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ond řej Máca Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Recent advances on innate immune pathways related to host –parasite cross-talk in cystic and alveolar echinococcosis
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are life-threatening parasitic infections worldwide caused by Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) and E. multilocularis, respectively. Very little is k... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nayer Mehdizad Bakhtiar, Adel Spotin, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour and Ali Rostami Tags: Review Source Type: research

Toxoplasma gondii infection in slaughtered pigs and cattle in Poland: seroprevalence, molecular detection and characterization of parasites in meat
Toxoplasma gondii infection may pose a severe medical problem especially in a congenital form and as an acquired infection in immunocompromised persons. Raw and undercooked meat of slaughtered animals is regarded... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jacek Sroka, Jacek Karamon, Angelina W ójcik-Fatla, Weronika Piotrowska, Jacek Dutkiewicz, Ewa Bilska-Zając, Violetta Zając, Maciej Kochanowski, Joanna Dąbrowska and Tomasz Cencek Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uncharted digenean diversity in Lake Tanganyika: cryptogonimids (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) infecting endemic lates perches (Actinopterygii: Latidae)
Lake Tanganyika is considered a biodiversity hotspot with exceptional species richness and level of endemism. Given the global importance of the lake in the field of evolutionary biology, the understudied stat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nikol Kmentov á, Rodney A. Bray, Stephan Koblmüller, Tom Artois, Els Lea R. De Keyzer, Milan Gelnar, Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Simona Georgieva Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterisation and morphological description of two new species of Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) infecting leukocytes of African leopards Panthera pardus pardus (L.)
The African leopard Panthera pardus pardus (L.) is currently listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) red list of threatened species due to ongoing populatio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Michelle van As, Edward C. Netherlands and Nico J. Smit Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in caracals (Caracal caracal) living in human-modified landscapes of South Africa
Wild carnivores living alongside humans and domestic animals are vulnerable to changes in the infectious disease dynamics in their populations. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and diver... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Storme Viljoen, M. Justin O ’Riain, Barend L. Penzhorn, Marine Drouilly, Laurel E. K. Serieys, Bogdan Cristescu, Kristine J. Teichman and Jacqueline M. Bishop Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the relative roles of the Tabanidae and Glossinidae in the transmission of trypanosomosis in drug resistance hotspots in Mozambique
Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) and tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) are haematophagous insects of medical and veterinary importance due to their respective role in the biological and mechanical transmission ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fernando C. Mulandane, Louwtjie P. Snyman, Denise R. A. Brito, Jeremy Bouyer, Jos é Fafetine, Jan Van Den Abbeele, Marinda Oosthuizen, Vincent Delespaux and Luis Neves Tags: Research Source Type: research

Habitat suitability modelling to assess the introductions of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Aedes albopictus has been found each year since 2010 during routine exotic mosquito species surveillance at companies that import used tires. We developed habitat suitability models to investi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 26, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Adolfo Ib áñez-Justicia, Juan Diego Alcaraz-Hernández, Ron van Lammeren, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Aldo Bergsma, Luca Delucchi, Annapaola Rizzoli and Willem Takken Tags: Research Source Type: research

Survey of UK pet owners quantifying internal parasite infection risk and deworming recommendation implications
Dogs and cats in the UK are exposed to many internal parasites which can pose risks to the health of both the pet and their owners. By understanding these endemic parasites and the risks they pose, we can asse... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 26, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christopher Pennelegion, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Ian Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vacuolar ATPase depletion contributes to dysregulation of endocytosis in bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei
Vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase) is a highly conserved protein complex which hydrolyzes ATP and pumps protons to acidify vacuolar vesicles. Beyond its role in pH maintenance, the involvement of V-ATPase in endocytos... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhi-Shen Xu, Feng-Jun Li, Geoff Hide, Zhao-Rong Lun and De-Hua Lai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clonorchis sinensis secretory protein CsAg17 vaccine induces immune protection
Clonorchiasis is endemic in East and Southeast Asian countries. For a preventive strategy against infectious diseases, vaccination is the most effective. Here, we evaluated the molecular characteristics and im... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xuelian Bai, Jin-Ho Song, Fuhong Dai, Ji-Yun Lee and Sung-Jong Hong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of Cercopithifilaria bainae infection in shelter dogs and ticks in Oklahoma, USA
Cercopithifilaria bainae is a filarioid nematode of dogs. Infection with the parasite was not reported in the USA until 2017, when a dog with skin lesions in Florida was diagnosed. Brown dog ticks, Rhipicephalus ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Megan W. Lineberry, Kellee D. Sundstrom, Susan E. Little, Erin M. Stayton and Kelly E. Allen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) negatively affects Mayaro virus infection in Anopheles gambiae cells and mosquitoes
Recent studies demonstrate that insect-specific viruses can influence the ability of their mosquito hosts to become infected with and transmit arboviruses of medical and veterinary importance. The aim of this ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nadya Urakova, Marco Brustolin, Renuka E. Joseph, Rebecca M. Johnson, Sujit Pujhari and Jason L. Rasgon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Co-occurrence or dependence? Using spatial analyses to explore the interaction between palms and Rhodnius triatomines
Triatomine bugs are responsible for the vectorial transmission of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, a zoonosis affecting 10 million people and with 25 million at risk of inf... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Johan M. Calder ón and Camila González Tags: Research Source Type: research

Species and sex-specific chemosensory gene expression in Anopheles coluzzii and An. quadriannulatus antennae
Olfactory cues drive mosquito behaviors such as host-seeking, locating sugar sources and oviposition. These behaviors can vary between sexes and closely related species. For example, the malaria vector Anopheles ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Giridhar Athrey, Zachary Popkin-Hall, Luciano Veiga Cosme, Willem Takken and Michel Andre Slotman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distribution and pyrethroid resistance status of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus populations and possible phylogenetic reasons for the recent invasion of Aedes aegypti in Nepal
When the first systematic list of mosquitoes in Nepal was reported in 1990, there was no description of Aedes aegypti (L.), while Aedes albopictus (Skuse) has been included in the Stegomyia subgroup since the 195... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hitoshi Kawada, Kyoko Futami, Yukiko Higa, Ganesh Rai, Takashi Suzuki and Shiba Kumar Rai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Can direct smear results that are routinely collected at health centre level be used for monitoring the impact of mass drug administration with praziquantel on schistosomiasis in Burundi? A preliminary assessment
Intestinal schistosomiasis is still a public health problem in Burundi. Since 2008, annual mass drug administration with praziquantel has been rolled out in 11 endemic districts. The national programme relies ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Paul Bizimana, Katja Polman, Giuseppina Ortu, Meryam Krit, Fr édéric Nsabiyumva, Audace Nkeshimana, Urlich Bijabuka, Marcelline Nibakire and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden Tags: Research Source Type: research

A molecular survey of vector-borne pathogens and haemoplasmas in owned cats across Italy
Feline vector-borne pathogens (FeVBPs) have been increasingly investigated for their impact on cat health and their zoonotic potential. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of FeVBPs and h... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Roberta Iatta, Federica Toniolo, Tommaso Furlanello, Silvia Ravagnan, Gioia Capelli, Bettina Schunack, Bruno Chomel, Andrea Zatelli, Jairo Mendoza-Roldan, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Survey of Dirofilaria immitis antigen and antibodies to Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii in cats from Madeira Island, Portugal
Dirofilaria immitis, Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii are zoonotic parasites which can affect domestic cats. Considering the lack of published data from the local feline population, this study aimed to a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Michelle Neves, Ana Patr ícia Lopes, Carolina Martins, Raquel Fino, Cláudia Paixão, Liliana Damil, Clara Lima, Ana Margarida Alho, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Jitender P. Dubey and Luís Cardoso Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Survival of Rickettsia conorii in artificially contaminated whole and leukoreduced canine blood units during the storage period
The ability of tick-borne agents to survive in stored blood bags is a key factor for their transmissibility by blood transfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival and potential infectivity of Ri... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Laura Lucchese, Silvia Ravagnan, Graziana Da Rold, Federica Toniolo, Wendy Wurzburger, Monica Mion, Antonio Carminato, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Gioia Capelli, Alda Natale and Marta Vascellari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stray dogs in Nepal have high prevalence of vector-borne pathogens: a molecular survey
Population of stray dogs is significant in large cities of Nepal, such as Kathmandu. Most of stray dogs suffer a lack of basic health care. Considering the clinical relevance, the broad distribution and the la... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: David D íaz-Regañón, Beatriz Agulla, Bidur Piya, Natalia Fernández-Ruiz, Alejandra Villaescusa, Mercedes García-Sancho, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco and Ángel Sainz Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Under the skin: Ixodes ticks in the subcutaneous tissue of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Germany
Ixodes spp. are vectors of zoonotic pathogens. All three active life stages (larvae, nymphs, adults) need to feed on a host in order to develop. Usually ticks parasitize attached to the external surface of their ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 21, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maja Haut, Nina Kr ól, Anna Obiegala, Johannes Seeger and Martin Pfeffer Tags: Short report Source Type: research

The role of oxygen depletion and subsequent radioprotective effects during irradiation of mosquito pupae in water
Radiation induced sterility is the basis of the Sterile Insect Technique, by which a target insect pest population is suppressed by releasing artificially reared sterile males of the pest species in overfloodi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hanano Yamada, Hamidou Maiga, Nanwintoum Severin Bimbile-Somda, Danilo O. Carvalho, Wadaka Mamai, Carina Kraupa, Andrew G. Parker, Aiman Abrahim, Georg Weltin, Thomas Wallner, Marc F. Schetelig, Carlos Caceres and Jeremy Bouyer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of Borrelia miyamotoi in febrile patients and ticks in Alsace, an endemic area for Lyme borreliosis in France
Borrelia miyamotoi is a relapsing fever Borrelia species transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. Human disease caused by B. miyamotoi was first described in Russia and later in the USA and Japan. Addi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pierre H. Boyer, Joris Koetsveld, Laurence Zilliox, Hein Sprong, Émilie Talagrand-Reboul, Yves Hansmann, Sylvie Josiane de Martino, Nathalie Boulanger, Joppe W. Hovius and Benoît Jaulhac Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Spatial modelling of the infestation indices of Aedes aegypti: an innovative strategy for vector control actions in developing countries
Larval indices such as the house index (HI), Breteau index (BI) and container index (CI) are widely used to interpret arbovirus vector density in surveillance programmes. However, the use of such data as an al... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 16, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Carolina Policarpo Cavalcante, Ricardo Alves de Olinda, Alexandrino Gomes, John Traxler, Matt Smith and Silvana Santos Tags: Research Source Type: research

A standardised method of marking male mosquitoes with fluorescent dust
Prior to a major release campaign of sterile insects, including the sterile insect technique, male mosquitoes must be marked and released (small scale) to determine key parameters including wild population abu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicole J. Culbert, Maria Kaiser, Nelius Venter, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Jeremie R. L. Gilles and J érémy Bouyer Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Leishmania infantum and Dirofilaria immitis infections in Italy, 2009 –2019: changing distribution patterns
For long time, canine leishmaniosis (CanL) was considered endemic in the southern, central, and insular regions of Italy, whereas heartworm disease (HW) caused by Dirofilaria immitis was considered endemic in the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jairo Mendoza-Roldan, Giovanni Benelli, Rossella Panarese, Roberta Iatta, Tommaso Furlanello, Frederic Beugnet, Andrea Zatelli and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the monthly abundance of Culicoides biting midges in nine European countries using Random Forests machine learning
Culicoides biting midges transmit viruses resulting in disease in ruminants and equids such as bluetongue, Schmallenberg disease and African horse sickness. In the past decades, these diseases have led to importa... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Carolina Cu éllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Andreas Baum, Anders Stockmarr, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Mats Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindström, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena L Tags: Research Source Type: research

An immunoinformatic approach driven by experimental proteomics: in silico design of a subunit candidate vaccine targeting secretory proteins of Leishmania donovani amastigotes
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by dimorphic Leishmania species is a parasitic disease with high socioeconomic burden in endemic areas worldwide. Sustaining control of VL in terms of proper and prevailing immu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Md Anik Ashfaq Khan, Jenifar Quaiyum Ami, Khaledul Faisal, Rajashree Chowdhury, Prakash Ghosh, Faria Hossain, Ahmed Abd El Wahed and Dinesh Mondal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Biological and morphological consequences of dsRNA-induced suppression of tetraspanin mRNA in developmental stages of Echinococcus granulosus
Cystic echinococcosis, caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus, is a neglected tropical disease with remarkable morbidity in humans and a problem of worldwide economic importance in livestock industry. Unde... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Ali Afgar, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Seifollah Mortezaei, Ashkan Faridi, Balal Sadeghi and Majid Fasihi Harandi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vector competence of Virginia mosquitoes for Zika and Cache Valley viruses
Vector-borne diseases are a major public health concern and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Zika virus (ZIKV) is the etiologic agent of a massive outbreak in the Americas that originated in Brazil i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 10, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kevin K. Chan, Albert J. Auguste, Carlyle C. Brewster and Sally L. Paulson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Six new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) from the gills of cichlids (Teleostei: Cichliformes) from the Lomami River Basin (DRC: Middle Congo)
Monogenea van Beneden, 1858 is a group of parasitic flatworms, commonly found infecting bony fish. Several genera, such as Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960, are reported to include potential pathogenic species that ca... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 9, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mare Geraerts, Fidel Muterezi Bukinga, Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Antoine Pariselle, Auguste Chocha Manda, Emmanuel Vreven, Tine Huyse and Tom Artois Tags: Research Source Type: research

DNA of Theileria orientalis, T. equi and T. capreoli in stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans)
From a veterinary-medical point of view, the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, is perhaps the economically most important blood-sucking muscoid fly species (Diptera: Muscidae), owing to its worldwide occurrence, f... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 9, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ándor Hornok, Nóra Takács, Sándor Szekeres, Krisztina Szőke, Jenő Kontschán, Gábor Horváth and László Sugár Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Development of Leishmania (Mundinia) in guinea pigs
Leishmaniasis is a human and animal disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, which is now divided into four subgenera, Leishmania, Viannia, Sauroleishmania and Mundinia. Subgenus Mundinia, established... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tomas Becvar, Padet Siriyasatien, Paul Bates, Petr Volf and Jovana S ádlová Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multilocus sequence typing of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Hainan, China
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is one of common intestinal pathogens in humans and animals including non-human primates (NHPs). Many zoonotic pathogens including E. bieneusi have been found in these animals. However, th... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Li Chen, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Jianguo Zhao, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Angiostrongylus cantonensis Galectin-1 interacts with Annexin A2 to impair the viability of macrophages via activating JNK pathway
Angiostrongylus cantonensis can cause severe symptoms of central nervous system infections. In the host, this parasite localizes in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and its secreted components can impact immune... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xiaomeng Shi, Mengran Xiao, Zhiyue Xie, Qing Shi, Yuanjiao Zhang, Jianmei W. Leavenworth, Baolong Yan and Huicong Huang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Revealing new tick-borne encephalitis virus foci by screening antibodies in sheep milk
Tick distribution in Sweden has increased in recent years, with the prevalence of ticks predicted to spread towards the northern parts of the country, thus increasing the risk of tick-borne zoonoses in new reg... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Am élie Wallenhammar, Richard Lindqvist, Naveed Asghar, Sezin Gunaltay, Hans Fredlund, Åke Davidsson, Sören Andersson, Anna K. Överby and Magnus Johansson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium vivax HAP2/GCS1 gene exhibits limited genetic diversity among parasite isolates from the Greater Mekong Subregion
Antigens expressed in sexual stages of the malaria parasites are targets of transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs). HAP2/GCS1, a TBV candidate, is critical for fertilization in Plasmodium. Here, the genetic divers... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Danni Li, Chunyun Yu, Jian Guo, Yazhou Wang, Yan Zhao, Lin Wang, Myat Thu Soe, Hui Feng, Myat Phone Kyaw, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Lubin Jiang, Liwang Cui, Xiaotong Zhu and Yaming Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transovarial transmission of Borrelia spp., Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus under field conditions extrapolated from DNA detection in questing larvae
Ixodes ricinus constitutes the main European vector tick for the Lyme borreliosis pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), the relapsing fever borrelia Borrelia miyamotoi, as well as Anaplasma phagocytophilum ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Daniela Hauck, Daniela Jordan, Andrea Springer, Bettina Schunack, Stefan Pachnicke, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular investigation and genetic diversity of Pediculus and Pthirus lice in France
Humans are parasitized by three types of lice: body, head and pubic lice. As their common names imply, each type colonizes a specific region of the body. The body louse is the only recognized disease vector. H... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nadia Amanzougaghene, Oleg Mediannikov, Tran Duc Anh Ly, Philippe Gautret, Bernard Davoust, Florence Fenollar and Arezki Izri Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does winter cold really limit the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Europe?
Aedes aegypti is a potential vector for several arboviruses including dengue and Zika viruses. The species seems to be restricted to subtropical/tropical habitats and has difficulties in establishing permanent po... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isabelle M. Kramer, Aljoscha Kre ß, Doris Klingelhöfer, Christian Scherer, Parbati Phuyal, Ulrich Kuch, Bodo Ahrens, David A. Groneberg, Meghnath Dhimal and Ruth Müller Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of alternative bioassays to explore the impact of pyrethroid resistance on LLIN efficacy
There is substantial concern that the spread of insecticide resistance will render long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) ineffective. However, there is limited evidence supporting a clear association b... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marissa K. Grossman, Sh üné V. Oliver, Basil D. Brooke and Matthew B. Thomas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characteristic features of the SERA multigene family in the malaria parasite
Serine repeat antigen (SERA) is conserved among species of the genus Plasmodium. Sera genes form a multigene family and are generally tandemly clustered on a single chromosome. Although all Plasmodium species enc... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nobuko Arisue, Nirianne M. Q. Palacpac, Takahiro Tougan and Toshihiro Horii Tags: Review Source Type: research

Genetic uniformity, geographical spread and anthropogenic habitat modifications of lymnaeid vectors found in a One Health initiative in the highest human fascioliasis hyperendemic of the Bolivian Altiplano
Fascioliasis is a snail-borne zoonotic trematodiasis emerging due to climate changes, anthropogenic environment modifications, and livestock movements. Many areas where Fasciola hepatica is endemic in humans have... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: M. Dolores Bargues, Patricio Artigas, Rene Angles, David Osca, Pamela Duran, Paola Buchon, R. Karina Gonzales-Pomar, Julio Pinto-Mendieta and Santiago Mas-Coma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Insights about the structure of farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPPS) and the activity of bisphosphonates on the proliferation and ultrastructure of Leishmania and Giardia
The enzyme farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPPS) is positioned in the intersection of different sterol biosynthesis pathways such as those producing isoprenoids, dolichols and ergosterol. FPPS is ubiquitous in ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Paula R. Gadelha, Claudia Maia Brigagao, Martha Barros da Silva, Aline Beatriz Mello Rodrigues, Ana Carolina Ramos Guimar ães, Fernando Paiva, Wanderley de Souza and Cristina Henriques Tags: Research Source Type: research

Timing and original features of flagellum assembly in trypanosomes during development in the tsetse fly
Trypanosoma brucei exhibits a complex life-cycle alternating between tsetse flies and mammalian hosts. When parasites infect the fly, cells differentiate to adapt to life in various tissues, which is accompanied ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Moara Lemos, Adeline Mallet, Elo ïse Bertiaux, Albane Imbert, Brice Rotureau and Philippe Bastin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Deltamethrin resistance in Chagas disease vectors colonizing oil palm plantations: implications for vector control strategies in a public health-agriculture interface
Triatomine bugs are responsible for the vectorial transmission of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, etiological agent of Chagas disease, a zoonosis affecting 10 million people and with 25 million at risk of infecti... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Johan M. Calder ón, Patricia Fuya, Liliana Santacoloma and Camila González Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification and characterization of an R-Smad homologue (Hco-DAF-8) from Haemonchus contortus
Smad proteins are essential cellular mediators within the transforming growth factor- β (TGF-β) superfamily. They directly transmit incoming signals from the cell surface receptors to the nucleus. In spite of t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fang-Fang Li, Robin B. Gasser, Feng Liu, Jia-Nan Shan, Wen-Da Di, Li He, Cai-Xian Zhou, Chun-Qun Wang, Rui Fang and Min Hu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Invasive cattle ticks in East Africa: morphological and molecular confirmation of the presence of Rhipicephalus microplus in south-eastern Uganda
Rhipicephalus microplus, an invasive tick species of Asian origin and the main vector of Babesia species, is considered one of the most widespread ectoparasites of livestock. The tick has spread from its native h... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dennis Muhanguzi, Joseph Byaruhanga, Wilson Amanyire, Christian Ndekezi, Sylvester Ochwo, Joseph Nkamwesiga, Frank Norbert Mwiine, Robert Tweyongyere, Josephus Fourie, Maxime Madder, Theo Schetters, Ivan Horak, Nick Juleff and Frans Jongejan Tags: Research Source Type: research