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Diversity, host switching and evolution of Plasmodium vivax infecting African great apes
It is shown that the P. vivax sequences from parasites of great apes form a clade genetically distinct from the parasites circulating in humans, and that this clade’s parasites can be infectious to humans by describing the case of a traveler returning from the Central African Republic infected with one of them.
Anopheles moucheti and Anopheles vinckei Are Candidate Vectors of Ape Plasmodium Parasites, Including Plasmodium praefalciparum in Gabon
During the last four years, knowledge about the diversity of Plasmodium species in African great apes has considerably increased. Several new species were described in chimpanzees and gorillas, and
Seasonal Dynamics of Phlebotomine Sand Fly Species Proven Vectors of Mediterranean Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania infantum
Despite annual variations, multiple collections performed over consecutive years provided homogeneous patterns of the potential behavior of leishmaniasis vectors in selected sites, which it is proposed may represent sentinel areas for future monitoring.
Global genetic diversity of Aedes aegypti
This study provides a reference database of genetic diversity that can be used to determine the likely origin of new introductions that occur regularly for this invasive species Ae.
Ape malaria transmission and potential for ape-to-human transfers in Africa
The results suggest that the strong host specificity observed in the Laveranias is not linked to a specific association between the vertebrate host and the vector species and highlight the potential role of these vectors as bridge between apes and humans.
Origin, acquisition and diversification of heritable bacterial endosymbionts in louse flies and bat flies
Louse flies and bat flies are identified as harbouring the highest diversity of ALO strains reported to date, including a novel ALO clade, as well as Arsenophonus and the recently described Candidatus Aschnera chinzeii, suggesting that ALO endosymbioses are exceptionally dynamic systems.
A new species in the major malaria vector complex sheds light on reticulated species evolution
Complexes of closely related species provide key insights into the rapid and independent evolution of adaptive traits. Here, we described and studied Anopheles fontenillei sp.n., a new species in the
Malaria risk in Corsica, former hot spot of malaria in France
Analysis of historic and current parasitological and entomological data shows that the current theoretical risk of indigenous cases or malaria foci is negligible, particularly since there is very little contact between humans and Anopheles mosquitoes, Plasmodium carriers are reliably treated and there is a widespread vector control on the island.
Haemosporidian Parasites of Antelopes and Other Vertebrates from Gabon, Central Africa
The results show that, differently from what was previously thought, several independent clades of haemosporidian parasites (family Plasmodiidae) infect mammals and are transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes.