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:Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Fleas: A Model for Ecological Parasitology
- K. Dittmar
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Fleas and flea-borne diseases.
HGTector: an automated method facilitating genome-wide discovery of putative horizontal gene transfers
HGTector is an effective tool for initial or standalone large-scale discovery of candidate HGT-derived genes and is notably insensitive to stochastic events such as gene loss, rate variation and database error, which are common challenges to the current methodology.
In silico characterization of the family of PARP-like poly(ADP-ribosyl)transferases (pARTs)
The pART family, which encompasses 17 members in the human and 16 member in the mouse, can be divided into five subgroups on the basis of sequence similarity, phylogeny, conserved intron positions, and patterns of genetically fused protein domains.
A molecular phylogeny of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera): origins and host associations
This analysis supports Tungidae as the most basal flea lineage, sister group to the remainder of the extant fleas, and the first formal analysis of flea relationships based on a molecular matrix of four loci for 128 flea taxa from around the world.
Roosting habits of bats affect their parasitism by bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae)
The study provides a compelling example of both ecological and evolutionary responses of parasites to features of the host's environment, as bats roosting in more permanent, enclosed structures were more likely to be infested, to carry heavier parasite loads, and to harbour more species of ectoparasitic flies.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nycteribiid and streblid bat flies (Diptera: Brachycera, Calyptratae): implications for host associations and phylogeographic origins.
A PKR-like eukaryotic initiation factor 2alpha kinase from zebrafish contains Z-DNA binding domains instead of dsRNA binding domains.
- S. Rothenburg, N. Deigendesch, A. Rich
- Biology, ChemistryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 February 2005
This previously undescribed kinase, designated PKZ (protein kinase containing Z-DNA binding domains), is transcribed constitutively at low levels and is highly induced after injection of poly(inosinic)-poly(cytidylic) acid, which simulates viral infection.
Arthropod and Helminth Parasites of the Wild Guinea Pig, Cavia aperea, From the Andes and the Cordillera in Peru, South America
- K. Dittmar
- BiologyThe Journal of parasitology
- 1 April 2002
As part of an ongoing research project concerning the diversity and distribution of parasites of Caviidae in South America, 143 wild guinea pigs were collected from 3 localities in the Andean Highlands of Peru and included representatives of arthropods, nematodes, and trematodes.
Parasite remains in archaeological sites.
The scope of the surviving evidence will be briefy surveyed, and the great variety of ways it has been preserved in different environments will be discussed, to develop to the most appropriated techniques to recover remaining parasites.