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Bionomics, taxonomy, and distribution of the major malaria vector taxa of Anopheles subgenus Cellia in Southeast Asia: an updated review.
This review summarizes the latest information on the seven taxonomic groups that include principal malaria vectors in Southeast Asia, i.e. the Minimus, Fluviatilis, Culicifacies, Dirus, Leucosphyrus, and Sundaicus Complexes, and the Maculatus Group. Expand
Culicoides biting midges, arboviruses and public health in Europe.
The secondary and rarely reported role of Culicoides in the transmission of high-profile zoonotic infections is reviewed, while critically reviewing evidence of this phenomenon in endemic transmission and place this in context with the presence of other potential vector groups in Europe. Expand
Introduction and Establishment of the Exotic Mosquito Species Aedes Japonicus Japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium
This discovery is the first record for Belgium of an exotic mosquito species that established successfully and raises the question on the need for monitoring and control. Expand
Systematics and Biogeographical Implications of the Phylogenetic Relationships Between Members of the Funestus and Minimus Groups of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae)
A phylogenetic study based on the comparison of ribosomal and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences revealed that the Afrotropical Funestus and the Oriental-African Minimus Groups of the Myzomyia Series of Anopheles subgenus Cellia form a monophyletic assemblage containing four clades. Expand
The emergence of Schmallenberg virus across Culicoides communities and ecosystems in Europe.
Culicoides from SBV outbreak areas of mainland France and Italy (Sardinia) were screened for viral RNA and oral competence for SBV of two abundant and widespread mosquito vector species in the laboratory is assessed and neither Aedes albopictus nor Culex pipiens were demonstrated to replicate SBV to transmissible levels and appear unlikely to play a major role in transmission. Expand
Review of the Minimus Complex of Anopheles, main malaria vector in Southeast Asia: from taxonomic issues to vector control strategies
Background  The Minimus Complex of Anopheles subgenus Cellia is composed of two sibling species, A and C, on the Southeast Asian mainland, and a third allopatric species E that occurs in the RyukyuExpand
Adaptation of a species-specific multiplex PCR assay for the identification of blood meal source in Culicoides (Ceratopogonidae: Diptera): applications on Palaearctic biting midge species, vectors of
Three multiplex species-specific PCR-based assays were developed and used to identify blood meal source of engorged females of Palaearctic midge species of veterinary interest, suggesting that most of the Culicoides species may have an opportunistic feeding behaviour regarding the host distribution and density. Expand
DNA barcoding and surveillance sampling strategies for Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southern India
Morphological identification of the majority of potential vector species of Culicoides spp. Expand
A single multiplex assay to identify major malaria vectors within the African Anopheles funestus and the Oriental An. minimus groups.
This universal PCR method permits the discrimination of 10 species within the subgenus Cellia, among which figure three major malaria vectors, and constitutes a very efficient and powerful tool to improve the authors' knowledge on these species distribution and biology. Expand
Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) taxonomy: Current challenges and future directions
This work reviews tools for Culicoides species identification using both morphological and genetic characterisation and presents conclusions on the current status in Culicoide taxonomy and systematics and prospects for the future. Expand