Studies on some biological aspects of Culex pipiens and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) infected with Hepatozoon sp. harboured by the Saudian lizard Uromastyx microlepis.

@article{Rashda2006StudiesOS,
  title={Studies on some biological aspects of Culex pipiens and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) infected with Hepatozoon sp. harboured by the Saudian lizard Uromastyx microlepis.},
  author={Nagwa A Rashda and Saud E El-Sebaii and Khalifa Al-Khalifa},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={251-8, following 258}
}
Laboratory observations revealed that both C. pipiens and C. quinquefasciatus could harbour the parasitic Hepatozoon, while only Cx. pipiens succeeded to induce infection to the recipient lizard Uromastyx microlepis. A significant reduction in egg production together with a significant increase in the pre-oviposition period of C. pipiens was recorded. Incubation period and percentage of egg hatching showed no significant changes. Infection had no effect on the reproductive fitness of C… CONTINUE READING

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