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Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle
- E. Kirkness, B. Haas, B. Pittendrigh
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 21 June 2010
The genome sequences of the body louse and its primary bacterial endosymbiont Candidatus Riesia pediculicola are presented, providing a reference for studies of holometabolous insects.
Phoretic mites associated with animal and human decomposition
The composition of the phoretic mite assemblage on a carcass might provide valuable information about the conditions of and time elapsed since death.
The sex ratio distortion in the human head louse is conserved over time
- M. A. Perotti, S. Catalá, A. Ormeño, M. Zelazowska, S. Bilinski, H. Braig
- BiologyBMC Genetics
- 12 May 2004
A female bias of head lice in a survey of 480 school children in Argentina is reported, which is a remarkable deviation from the stability of frequency-dependent selection of Fisher's sex ratio.
Phoretic Mites and Carcasses: Acari Transported by Organisms Associated with Animal and Human Decomposition
Forensic investigations have so far been primarily limited to insects, focussing mainly on flies and beetles as often the largest and most persistent representatives.
Evolutionary Relationships of “Candidatus Riesia spp.,” Endosymbiotic Enterobacteriaceae Living within Hematophagous Primate Lice
- Julie M. Allen, D. Reed, M. A. Perotti, H. Braig
- BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 12 January 2007
ABSTRACT The primary endosymbiotic bacteria from three species of parasitic primate lice were characterized molecularly. We have confirmed the characterization of the primary endosymbiont…
Geographical Limits of the Southeastern Distribution of Aedes aegypti (Diptera, Culicidae) in Argentina
- Leonardo M. Díaz-Nieto, A. Maciá, M. A. Perotti, C. Berón
- Biology, MedicinePLoS neglected tropical diseases
- 1 January 2013
The authors describe the research conducted at the Centro de Estudios de la Biodiversidad y Biotecnologia de Mar del Plata (INBA) as well as at the Instituto de Investigacion en Biociencias Agricolas y Ambientales, which focused on the relationship between biologicas Aplicadas and the environment.
Host‐symbiont interactions of the primary endosymbiont of human head and body lice
- M. A. Perotti, Julie M. Allen, D. Reed, H. Braig
- BiologyFASEB journal : official publication of the…
- 1 April 2007
The host‐symbiont interaction of the mycetomic bacterium of the head louse Pediculus humanus capitis and the body louse P. h.
Carcases and mites
During the desiccation stage in wave 6 of Mégnin’s system, mites can become the dominant fauna on the decomposing body and might become the most important or even the only arthropods on a dead body.
Mégnin re-analysed: the case of the newborn baby girl, Paris, 1878
- M. A. Perotti
- BiologyExperimental and Applied Acarology
- 26 June 2009
The new projections indicate that non-phoretic mites may have colonised the body just after death and the colony would have built up over 8 months, contrary to the 5 months proposed by Mégnin.
The ghost sex-life of the paedogenetic beetle Micromalthus debilis
An extraordinary case where sexual adults are resurrected in a species of beetle that reproduces by parthenogenetic paedogenesis, without the production of adults, and an ancient female sex ratio bias that predates the loss of adults is suggested.