Gene expression analysis of Xenopsylla cheopis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) suggests a role for reactive oxygen species in response to Yersinia pestis infection.

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Fleas are vectors for a number of pathogens including Yersinia pestis, yet factors that govern interactions between fleas and Y. pestis are not well understood. Examining gene expression changes in infected fleas could reveal pathways that affect Y. pestis survival in fleas and subsequent transmission. We used suppression subtractive hybridization to… (More)

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