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Molecular phylogeny of the Microsporidia: ecological, ultrastructural and taxonomic considerations.
The Microsporidia are a group of obligate intracellular parasites, now thought to be derived fungi. Presented here is a comparative small subunit rDNA (ssrDNA) analysis of 125 species ofExpand
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Host Feeding Patterns of Culex Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Transmission, Northeastern United States
Culex salinarius is a bridge vector to humans, while Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans are more efficient enzootic vectors.
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Epidemiology of West Nile virus in Connecticut: a five-year analysis of mosquito data 1999-2003.
Two hundred and ten isolations of West Nile virus (WNV) were obtained from 17 mosquito species in six genera in statewide surveillance conducted in Connecticut from June through October, 1999-2003.Expand
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Isolation of West Nile virus from mosquitoes, crows, and a Cooper's hawk in Connecticut.
West Nile (WN) virus, a mosquito-transmitted virus native to Africa, Asia, and Europe, was isolated from two species of mosquitoes, Culex pipiens and Aedes vexans, and from brain tissues of 28Expand
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Phylogenetic relationships among Vairimorpha and Nosema species (Microspora) based on ribosomal RNA sequence data.
A portion (approximately 350 nucleotides) of the large subunit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) 5' to the 580 region (Escherichia coli numbering) was sequenced using the reverse transcriptase dideoxy method andExpand
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Mosquito surveillance for West Nile virus in Connecticut, 2000: isolation from Culex pipiens, Cx. restuans, Cx. salinarius, and Culiseta melanura.
Fourteen isolations of West Nile (WN) virus were obtained from four mosquito species (Culex pipiens [5], Cx. restuans [4], Cx. salinarius [2], and Culiseta melanura [3]) in statewide surveillanceExpand
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Identification and characterization of three Encephalitozoon cuniculi strains.
Microsporidia are increasingly recognized as causing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised individuals. Encephalitozoon cuniculi is probably the most studied mammalian microsporidian thatExpand
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Ribosomal RNA sequence suggests microsporidia are extremely ancient eukaryotes
The microsporidia are a group of unusual, obligately parasitic protists that infect a great variety of other eukaryotes, including vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, annelids, nematodes, cnidaria andExpand
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Molecular Biology, Molecular Phylogeny, and Molecular Diagnostic Approaches to the Microsporidia
The recognition of microsporidia as opportunistic pathogens in humans has led to increased interest in their molecular biology. Much of the recent work has focused on determination of the nucleotideExpand
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Small Subunit Ribosomal DNA Phylogeny of Various Microsporidia with Emphasis on AIDS Related Forms
ABSTRACT. Phylogenetic analysis of the small subunit ribosomal DNA of a broad range of representative microsporidia including five species from humans (Enterocytozoon bieneusi, Nosema corneum,Expand
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