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Five new species of Culicoides Latreille described from Colombia, yielding a new species list and country records (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
The following five new species of Culicoides from Colombia are described, illustrated and placed to subgenus or species group: Culicoides antioquiensis, Culicoides gabrieli, Culicoides inermis,Expand
Establishment and characterisation of a new cell line derived from Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).
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Isoenzymatic and molecular patterns of the mosquito cell cultures matched those obtained from the immature and adult forms of the same species, and potentially constitute a useful tool for use in biomedical applications. Expand
[Lutzomyia longiflocosa as suspected vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis on the sub-andean region of Tolima department, Colombia, and the knowledge on sandflies by
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Based on its high anthropophily, predominance and apparent endophagic behavior, L. longiflocosa is the most probable vector of leishmaniasis indoors and L. columbiana and L nuneztovari could be involved as secondary vectors outdoors. Expand
[Sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of Guaviare Province, Colombia, with 4 new records for the country].
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Seven species of Lutzomyia sand fly vector species identified from four townships of Guaviare, Colombia have been associated previously with endemic or epidemic transmission of leishmaniasis. Expand
[Discriminating concentrations for three insecticides used in public health in a Lutzomyia longipalpis experimental strain from Colombia].
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Baseline data over mortality response to three insecticides were established in a susceptibility strain of L. longipalpis vector, which will allow establishing comparisons with populations of this species exposed regularly or sporadically to chemical control measures to detect changes in their resistance to these insecticides. Expand
[Preliminary evaluation of the Culicoides biting nuisance (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in the province of Boyacá, Colombia].
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Based on its dominance and high biting rates, C. pachymerus is probably the species responsible for the high nuisance levels caused by Culicoides bites and the associated dermatological pathology, within the study area. Expand
[Definition of appropriate temperature and storage conditions in the detection of Leishmania DNA with PCR in phlebotomine flies].
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The results demonstrated the advantage of PCR as a routine screening method for detecting infected flies in endemic foci of visceral leishmaniasis and the most cost effective method -70% ethanol at room temperature--is the option recommended for storing entomological samples in vector incrimination studies. Expand
Breeding sites of Culicoides pachymerus Lutz in the Magdalena River basin, Colombia.
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Analysis of microhabitats by the sugar flotation technique and the use of emergence traps allowed us to recover 155 larvae and 65 adults of C. pachymerus from peridomiciliary muddy substrates formed by springs of water and constant rainwater accumulation, which could aid in the design of integrated control measures against this pest. Expand
[Distribution of Leishmania infantum vector species in Colombia].
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Both species showed consistent association with dry tropical forest (sensu Holdridge 1967), confirming the epidemiological risk for visceral leishmaniasis in these areas. Expand
[PCR as a tool in confirming the experimental transmission of Leishmania chagasi to hamsters by Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera:Psychodidae)].
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The results demonstrated that the sensitivity of PCR greatly expedites the confirmation process of a particular phlebotomine species as a vector of leishmaniasis. Expand
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