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Fleas and flea-borne diseases.
Flea-borne infections are emerging or re-emerging throughout the world, and their incidence is on the rise. Furthermore, their distribution and that of their vectors is shifting and expanding. ThisExpand
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In silico characterization of the family of PARP-like poly(ADP-ribosyl)transferases (pARTs)
BackgroundADP-ribosylation is an enzyme-catalyzed posttranslational protein modification in which mono(ADP-ribosyl)transferases (mARTs) and poly(ADP-ribosyl)transferases (pARTs) transfer theExpand
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HGTector: an automated method facilitating genome-wide discovery of putative horizontal gene transfers
BackgroundFirst pass methods based on BLAST match are commonly used as an initial step to separate the different phylogenetic histories of genes in microbial genomes, and target putative horizontalExpand
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A PKR-like eukaryotic initiation factor 2alpha kinase from zebrafish contains Z-DNA binding domains instead of dsRNA binding domains.
The double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-dependent protein kinase (PKR) is induced as part of the IFN response in mammals and acts to shut down protein synthesis by the phosphorylation of eukaryoticExpand
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A molecular phylogeny of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera): origins and host associations
Siphonaptera (fleas) is a highly specialized order of holometabolous insects comprising ∼2500 species placed in 16 families. Despite a long history of extensive work on flea classification andExpand
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Roosting habits of bats affect their parasitism by bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae)
The Smithsonian Venezuela Project (SVP) conducted extensive surveys of mammals and ectoparasites in the 1960s. The 25 238 individuals and 130 species of bat collected by SVP hosted 36 663 streblidExpand
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nycteribiid and streblid bat flies (Diptera: Brachycera, Calyptratae): implications for host associations and phylogeographic origins.
Bat flies are a small but diverse group of highly specialized ectoparasitic, obligatory bloodsucking Diptera. For the first time, the phylogenetic relationships of 26 species and five subfamiliesExpand
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Parasite remains in archaeological sites.
Organic remains can be found in many different environments. They are the most significant source for paleoparasitological studies as well as for other paleoecological reconstruction. PreservedExpand
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Molecular identification of lice from pre-Columbian mummies.
BACKGROUND Three distinctly different lineages of head and body lice are known to parasitize humans. One lineage includes head and body lice and is currently worldwide in distribution (type A). TheExpand
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Arthropod and Helminth Parasites of the Wild Guinea Pig, Cavia aperea, From the Andes and the Cordillera in Peru, South America
  • K. Dittmar
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The 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 (Cavia aperea) were collected from 3 localities in the Andean Highlands of Peru. Expand
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