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Arthropod-borne viruses transmitted by Phlebotomine sandflies in Europe: a review.
The viruses transmitted by Phlebotomine sandflies in Europe (Toscana virus, Sicilian virus, sandfly fever Naples virus) are reviewed and their medical importance, geographical distribution, epidemiology and potential spreading discussed. Expand
ITS 2 sequences heterogeneity in Phlebotomus sergenti and Phlebotomus similis (Diptera, Psychodidae): possible consequences in their ability to transmit Leishmania tropica.
The results confirm the validity of the taxa morphologically characterised, and imply the revision of their distribution areas, and seem to be well supported by high degree of variation observed in the present study. Expand
Molecular systematics of the Phlebotomine sandflies of the subgenus Paraphlebotomus (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotomus) based on ITS2 rDNA sequences. Hypotheses of dispersion and speciation
Three groupings are clearly highlighted: andrejevi and mongolensis;mireillae and saevus;jacusieli, kazeruni, sergenti and similis, related to speculations about the migration of Paraphlebotomus from a centre of dispersion located in the Middle East sometime from the early Eocene to the late Miocene. Expand
Trichobilharzia spp. in natural conditions in Annecy Lake, France
All the snails emitting the ocellate furcocercariae belong to the same species identified as Radix peregra (=Radix ovata = Radix balthica). 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
Presence of Trichobilharzia szidati in Lymnaea stagnalis and T. franki in Radix auricularia in northeastern France: molecular evidence
A molecular approach was used to analyse a focus of cercarial dermatitis in northeastern France (Lake Der-Chantecoq), including both cercariae and snails,by sequencing the internal transcribedExpand
Contribution to the knowledge of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) host preferences in France
Cattle DNA was found in at least 11 different species of Culicoides assayed, and direct sequencing and comparison of resultant sequences with sequences in GenBank, using BLAST, lead to the specific identification of the host in 100% of the cases. Expand
Phylogeny of the Trichostrongylina (Nematoda) inferred from 28S rDNA sequences.
A molecular phylogeny of species within the order Strongylida (bursate nematodes) using the D1 and D2 domains of 28S rDNA, with 23 new sequences for each domain is produced, with no unequivocal morphological synapomorphy found for the grouping Molineoidea + Heligmosomoidea, but none was found which contradicted it. Expand
Discrimination of Culicoides obsoletus and Culicoides scoticus, potential bluetongue vectors, by morphometrical and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I analysis.
The discriminant power of 15 morphometric variables was explored to distinguish the females according to their species, and it appears that females of C. obsoletus and C. scoticus can be accurately distinguished based on only four variables. Expand