Investigation of the Bacterial Communities Associated with Females of Lutzomyia Sand Fly Species from South America

@inproceedings{SantAnna2012InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the Bacterial Communities Associated with Females of Lutzomyia Sand Fly Species from South America},
  author={Maur{\'i}cio Roberto Viana Sant’Anna and Alistair C Darby and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil and James Montoya-Lerma and Viv Maureen Dillon and Paul A. Bates and Rod Dillon},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Phlebotomine sand flies are vectors of Leishmania that are acquired by the female sand fly during blood feeding on an infected mammal. Leishmania parasites develop exclusively in the gut lumen during their residence in the insect before transmission to a suitable host during the next blood feed. Female phlebotomine sand flies are blood feeding insects but their life style of visiting plants as well as animals, and the propensity for larvae to feed on detritus including animal faeces means that… CONTINUE READING
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