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Molecular phylogeny of 42 species of Culicoides (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) from three continents
The study validates the subgenus Remmia (= Schultzei group) as a valid subgenerus, outside of the sub genus Oecacta, and suggests that the current Culicoides classification needs to be revisited with modern tools. Expand
Limits of a rapid identification of common Mediterranean sandflies using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism
This study highlights two sympatric populations within P. sergenti in the area of its type-locality and new haplotypes of P. perniciosus and P. longicuspis without recording the specimens called lcx previously found in North Africa. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA Intraspecific Variability in Sergentomyia minuta (Diptera: Psychodidae)
The results suggest that the settlement of the Mediterranean basin could have occurred at the same time for Se. Expand
Comparison of Vertebrate Cytochrome b and Prepronociceptin for Blood Meal Analyses in Culicoides
Cyt b is a good marker as it increases the accuracy of blood meal identification of engorged females containing digested blood in their abdomens, and the PNOC marker is not suitable to separate closely related Equid species such as horses and donkeys. Expand
Simple and Highly Discriminatory VNTR-Based Multiplex PCR for Tracing Sources of Aspergillus flavus Isolates
The MLVA technique should be considered as an excellent and cost-effective typing method that could be used in many laboratories without the need for sophisticated equipment. Expand
Taxonomic assessment of Culicoides brunnicans, C. santonicus and C. vexans (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in France: Implications in systematics.
An integrative taxonomic approach was conducted on females of the Vexans group, Culicoides furens (the type species of the subgenus Oecacta), and Culicoide nubeculosus (as outgroup) using sequences of D1D2 rDNA domains, sequences of COI mtDNA, and wing morphometrics. Expand
Association between host species choice and morphological characters of main sensory structures of Culicoides in the Palaeartic region
The results demonstrate that the presence of sensilla coeloconica and the maxillary palpus can be used to separate ornithophilic and mammalophilic or ornithophile/mammalophilic species. Expand
Comprehensive characterisation of Culicoides clastrieri and C. festivipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) according to morphological and morphometric characters using a multivariate approach and DNA
This study confirms C. clastrieri and C. festivipennis as two distinct species and shows that caution should be applied when relying solely on DNA barcodes for species identification or discovery. Expand
[NeuroBehcet disease with corpus callosum involvement].
This case demonstrates that Behcet's disease should be considered among diseases with corpus callosum involvement, and is shown to be suggestive of the disease. Expand
First report of Culicoides boyi (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in France
Summary Culicoides boyi Nielsen, Kristensen & Pape 2015 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), described in Denmark in 2015, is reported in France. This species is closely related to Culicoides pulicarisExpand