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Lucilia cuprina genome unlocks parasitic fly biology to underpin future interventions
Lucilia cuprina is a parasitic fly of major economic importance worldwide. Larvae of this fly invade their animal host, feed on tissues and excretions and progressively cause severe skin diseaseExpand
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Gene content evolution in the arthropods
Background Arthropods comprise the largest and most diverse phylum on Earth and play vital roles in nearly every ecosystem. Their diversity stems in part from variations on a conserved body plan,Expand
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A blow to the fly - Lucilia cuprina draft genome and transcriptome to support advances in biology and biotechnology.
The blow fly, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann, 1830) is a parasitic insect of major global economic importance. Maggots of this fly parasitize the skin of animal hosts, feed on excretions and tissues, andExpand
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The Genomic Basis of Arthropod Diversity
Arthropods comprise the largest and most diverse phylum on Earth and play vital roles in nearly every ecosystem. Their diversity stems in part from variations on a conserved body plan, resulting fromExpand
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Discovery of Novel Rickettsiella spp. in Ixodid Ticks from Western Canada
ABSTRACT The genomic DNA from four species of ixodid ticks in western Canada was tested for the presence of Rickettsiella by PCR analyses targeting the 16S rRNA gene. Eighty-eight percent of theExpand
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An assessment of genetic differences among ixodid ticks in a locus within the nuclear large subunit ribosomal RNA gene.
We examined the usefulness of the D3 domain and flanking core regions (=D3(+)) of the nuclear large subunit (LSU) ribosomal DNA as a genetic marker for species-level identification and the inferenceExpand
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The Battle Against Flystrike - Past Research and New Prospects Through Genomics.
Flystrike, or cutaneous myiasis, is caused by blow fly larvae of the genus Lucilia. This disease is a major problem in countries with large sheep populations. In Australia, Lucilia cuprinaExpand
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A Novel Rickettsia Species Detected in Vole Ticks (Ixodes angustus) from Western Canada
ABSTRACT The genomic DNA of ixodid ticks from western Canada was tested by PCR for the presence of Rickettsia. No rickettsiae were detected in Ixodes sculptus, whereas 18% of the I. angustus and 42%Expand
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Ticks Feeding on Northern Pocket Gophers (Thomomys talpoides) in Central Saskatchewan and the Unexpected Detection of Ixodes scapularis Larvae
ABSTRACT: Morphological examination of ticks feeding on northern pocket gophers, Thomomys talpoides, near Clavet (Saskatchewan, Canada) revealed the presence of two genera, Ixodes and Dermacentor.Expand
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Detection of a novel Rickettsia (Alphaproteobacteria: Rickettsiales) in rotund ticks (Ixodes kingi) from Saskatchewan, Canada.
A novel Rickettsia was detected in the rotund tick, Ixodes kingi Bishopp, 1911, based on comparative DNA sequence analyses of 4 genes; the rickettsial-specific 17-kDa antigen gene, citrate synthaseExpand
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