NATURAL INFECTIONS WITH FILARIAL LARVAE IN TWO SPECIES OF BLACK FLIES (DIPTERA : SIMULIIDAE) IN NORTHERN THAILAND
This is the first report of natural infections of two black-fly species, S. nigrogilvum and S. asakoae, with a filarial larva.
Blackfly vectors of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan
- H. Takaoka, M. Fukuda, Y. Otsuka, C. Aoki, S. Uni, O. Bain
- BiologyMedical and Veterinary Entomology
- 1 December 2012
Molecular identification of infective larvae found in wild‐caught female blackflies showed that Simulium bidentatum (Shiraki) (Diptera: Simuliidae) is a natural vector of O. dewittei japonica, and also Onchocerca sp.
Stimulatory effects of 4-methylcatechol, dopamine and levodopa on the expression of metallothionein-III (GIF) mRNA in immortalized mouse brain glial cells (VR-2g)
Advanced glycation end products suppress lysyl oxidase and induce bone collagen degradation in a rat model of renal osteodystrophy
These observations provide clues to ROD pathogenesis, as they indicate that the suppression of osteoblast differentiation and decreased active LOX protein associated with accumulation of AGEs in osteoblasts caused structural abnormalities of bone collagen fibrils and a severe mineralization disorder, leading to bone fragility.
Larval salivary gland chromosomes of the blackfly, Simulium (Gomphostilbia) yaeyamaense (Diptera : Simuliidae) from Ryukyu Islands, Japan
The centromeric region of all chromosornes was not expanded and recognized existence of a nucleolar erganizer was situated respectively.
Phylogenetic analysis of the subgenus Himalayum within the genus Simulium s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) using mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequences
Larval polytene chromosomes of three Japanese blackfly species (Diptera : Simuliidae)
11.Phylogenetic analysis of the subgenus Himalayum within the genus Simulium s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae)
Seasonal abundance and daily flying activity of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) attracted to human baits in Doi Inthanon National Park, northern Thailand
- W. Choochote, H. Takaoka, M. Fukuda, Y. Otsuka, C. Aoki, N. Eshima
- Environmental Science
- 15 December 2005
The seasonal abundance and daily flying activity of adult black flies were investigated at four different altitudes in Doi Inthanon National Park, northern Thailand and the seasonal patterns in abundance of all these predominant species varied among species even at the same altitudes and also by altitude even within the same species.
Black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) attracted to humans and water buffalos and natural infections with filarial larvae, probably Onchocerca sp., in northern Thailand.
This is the first report of natural infections of black flies with Onchocerca larvae in Southeast Asia, and the involved black fly species is shown to be not only anthropophilic but also zoophilic in this region.