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Genomic Confirmation of Hybridisation and Recent Inbreeding in a Vector-Isolated Leishmania Population
Patterns of linkage disequilibrium indicate that this population reproduced primarily clonally following the original hybridisation event, but that some recombination also occurred, the first quantitative estimate of these events during the Leishmania life cycle.
Outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Israel.
The northern part of this emerging focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Israel is distinct from all known L. tropica foci, and P. arabicus is the main vector, and it transmits parasites that are different from other L. Tropica isolates, with respect to antigenic, molecular, and biochemical parameters.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum transmitted by Phlebotomus tobbi.
Characterization of a Defensin from the Sand Fly Phlebotomus duboscqi Induced by Challenge with Bacteria or the Protozoan Parasite Leishmania major
The ability of gut pathogens to induce gut as well as fat body expression of defensin raises the possibility that this antimicrobial peptide might play a key role in the development of parasitic infections.
ITS 2 sequences heterogeneity in Phlebotomus sergenti and Phlebotomus similis (Diptera, Psychodidae): possible consequences in their ability to transmit Leishmania tropica.
Leishmania development in sand flies: parasite-vector interactions overview
The current state of knowledge of molecular interactions occurring in all these distinct phases of parasite colonization of the sand fly gut, highlighting recent discoveries in the field are reviewed.
The role of indigenous phlebotomine sandflies and mammals in the spreading of leishmaniasis agents in the Mediterranean region.
- M. Antoniou, M. Gramiccia, R. Molina, V. Dvorak, P. Volf
- MedicineEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les…
- 25 July 2013
An updated view of the establishment and spread of the leishmaniases in Europe is presented, mostly with respect to newly emerging and re-emerging foci and the incrimination of neglected as well as…
Sand Flies (Diptera: Phlebotominae) in Sanliurfa, Turkey Relationship of Phlebotomus sergenti with the Epidemic of Anthroponotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
- P. Volf, Y. Ozbel, F. Akkafa, M. Svobodová, J. Votýpka, K. Chang
- MedicineJournal of medical entomology
Surprisingly, there was no apparent decrease in the relative abundance of this vector versus the other species, suggesting that factor(s) other than a change in the dynamics of sand fly populations precipitated the decline of the human leishmaniasis epidemic in Sanliurfa.
Canine Antibody Response to Phlebotomus perniciosus Bites Negatively Correlates with the Risk of Leishmania infantum Transmission
Monitoring canine antibody response to sand fly saliva in endemic foci could estimate the risk of L. infantum transmission for dogs and help to control canine leishmaniasis by evaluating the effectiveness of anti-vector campaigns.
Establishment and Maintenance of Sand Fly Colonies
The experience with establishment and maintenance of sand fly colonies and their use for infective experiments are summarized: techniques for collection and handling wild-caught females, rearing larvae and adults and experimental infections of sand flies by Leishmania using membrane feeding.