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1. The virome of vector mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are the major vectors for arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) of medical importance. Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus are the most prolific and widespread mosquito vectors being responsible for global transmission of dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses. Characterizing the collection of ...

Author(s) : Almeida, J. P. P. de; Aguiar, E. R. G. R.; Armache, J. N.; Olmo, R. P.; Marques, J. T.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Current Opinion in Virology 2021 Vol.49 pp.7-12

2. Bat virome research: the past, the present and the future.

Bats have been increasingly recognised as an exceptional reservoir for emerging zoonotic viruses for the past few decades. Recent studies indicate that the unique bat immune system may be partially responsible for their ability to co-exist with viruses with minimal or no clinical diseases. In this...

Author(s) : Tan CheeWah; Yang XingLou; Anderson, D. E.; Wang LinFa

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Current Opinion in Virology 2021 Vol.49 pp.68-80

3. Identification of juvenile hormone-induced posttranslational modifications of methoprene tolerant and Krüppel homolog 1 in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Recent studies reported that JH-regulated phosphorylation status of the JH-receptor complex contributes to its transcription activity in Aedes aegypti. However, phosphorylation sites of these proteins have not yet been identified. In this study, we found that the fusion of an EGFP tag to Ae....

Author(s) : Kim KyungBo; Albishi, N. M.; Palli, S. R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Proteomics 2021 Vol.242

4. Does counting different life stages impact estimates for extinction probabilities for tsetse (Glossina spp)?

As insect populations decline, due to climate change and other environmental disruptions, there has been an increased interest in understanding extinction probabilities. Generally, the life cycle of insects occurs in well-defined stages: when counting insects, questions naturally arise about which...

Author(s) : Are, E. B.; Hargrove, J. W.; Dushoff, J.

Publisher : Springer, New York, USA

Journal article : Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 2021 Vol.83 No.9 ref.39

6. Urological evidence of tick bites in children.

Ticks pose a serious threat to individuals of all ages owing to numerous physical illnesses including chills, aches, and a rash. Tick-borne illnesses range from a mild fever that may be treated at home to a severe disease necessitating hospitalization. Children are at an increased risk of tick...

Author(s) : Shields, L. B. E.; Peppas, D. S.; Rosenberg, E.

Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Hagerstown, USA

Journal article : Pediatric Emergency Care 2021 Vol.37 No.8 pp.e485-e487

7. Puparia cleaning techniques for forensic and archaeo-funerary studies.

Diptera puparia may represent both in forensic and archaeo-funerary contexts the majority of the entomological evidence useful to reconstruct the peri and post-mortem events. Puparia identification is quite difficult due to the lack of identification keys and descriptions. In addition, external...

Author(s) : Pradelli, J.; Tuccia, F.; Giordani, G.; Vanin, S.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Insects 2021 Vol.12 No.2 ref.37

8. Beyond taxonomy: species complexes in new world phlebotomine sand flies.

A species complex (= species group, species series) is an assemblage of species, which are related morphologically and phylogenetically. Recent research has revealed several arthropod vector species that were believed to be a single nominal species actually representing a group of closely related...

Author(s) : Sousa-Paula, L. C. de; Pessoa, F. A. C.; Otranto, D.; Dantas-Torres, F.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2021 Vol.35 No.3 pp.267-283 ref.many

9. Evaluation of light emitting diode suction traps for the collection of livestock-associated Culicoides species in South Africa.

Risk analysis of pathogens transmitted by Culicoides (Diptera; Ceratopogonidae) depends on the ability to detect all potential vectors attacking livestock in an area. Onderstepoort 220-V ultraviolet (UV) down-draught light traps are considered the gold standard for this purpose. To improve the...

Author(s) : Beer, C. J. de; Boikanyo, S. N. B.; Venter, G. J.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2021 Vol.35 No.3 pp.408-416

10. Efficiency of the CO2-baited omni-directional Fay-Prince trap under semi-field conditions and characterizing response behaviours for the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) is a vector of several serious disease-causing viruses including Dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. Effective and efficient trapping methods are essential for meaningful mosquito population and disease-presence surveillance and ultimately, vector...

Author(s) : Amos, B. A.; Cardé, R. T.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2021 Vol.35 No.3 pp.426-433

11. New thinking for filth fly control: residual, non-chemical wall spray from volcanic glass.

Filth flies are of medical and veterinary importance because of the transfer of disease organisms to animals and humans. The traditional control methods include the use of chemical insecticides. A novel mechanical insecticide made from volcanic glass and originally developed to control mosquitoes...

Author(s) : Chen, K.; Deguenon, J. M.; Cave, G.; Denning, S. S.; Reiskind, M. H.; Watson, D. W.; Stewart, D. A.; Gittins, D.; Zheng, Y.; Liu, X.; Mouhamadou, C. S.; Roe, R. M.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2021 Vol.35 No.3 pp.451-461

12. Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genomes of two Ixodes ticks, I. nipponensis and Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) sp.

In this study, the authors sequenced and characterized the complete mitochondrial (mt) genomes of two hard ticks of the genus Ixodes, I. nipponensis and Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) sp., which were 14 505 and 14 543 bp in length, respectively. Their mt genomes encoded 37 genes, including 13 protein-coding ...

Author(s) : Duan, D. Y.; Chen, Z.; Fu, Y. T.; Liu, G. H.; Suleman; Cheng, T. Y.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2021 Vol.35 No.3 pp.513-522

13. The impact of chilling on selected attributes of the blowfly, Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), under laboratory conditions.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of four different chilling periods, varying from 24 to 120 h, on the mean survival rate, larval and pupal development durations and the pupal and adult weight of Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) under laboratory...

Author(s) : Kökdener, M.; Gündüz, N. E. A.; Zeybekoğlu, Ü.

Publisher : TÜBITAK, Ankara, Turkey

Journal article : Turkish Journal of Zoology 2021 Vol.45 No.3 pp.216-222 ref.27

14. Light-induced activities of novel naphtho[1,8-ef]isoindole-7,8,10(9H)-trione and oxoisoaporphine derivatives towards mosquito larvae.

Infected mosquitoes are significant vectors of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, zika and other pathogens. In the view of increasing resistance in mosquito larvae control, photoactivated insecticides is a promising approach by utilizing highly toxic singlet oxygen produced by photosensitizer...

Author(s) : Xu Qi; Feng Hao; Shao XuSheng

Publisher : Elsevier, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2021 Vol.48

15. The neuropeptide SMYamide, a SIFamide paralog, is expressed by salivary gland innervating neurons in the American cockroach and likely functions as a hormone.

The SMYamide genes are paralogs of the SIFamide genes and code for neuropeptides that are structurally similar to SIFamide. In the American cockroach, Periplanea americana, the SMYamide gene is specifically expressed in the SN2 neurons that innervate the salivary glands and are known to produce...

Author(s) : Veenstra, J. A.

Publisher : Elsevier, New York, USA

Journal article : Peptides 2021 Vol.136

16. Discovery of cockroach specimens of the genus Squamoptera (Ectobiidae: Pseudophyllodromiinae) from Okinawa, Japan, showing wing polymorphism.

Cockroach specimens of the genus, Squamoptera were collected from the Iriomote island of Okinawa prefecture, Japan. The morphological features of the specimens were characterized as having a white band on the dorsal surface of its thorax, its tegmen reduced into a tiny scale-like structure and the...

Author(s) : Komatsu, N.; Bando, N.; Uchida, A.; Ooi, H. K.

Publisher : Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Journal article : Tropical Biomedicine 2021 Vol.38 No.3 pp.222-225 ref.14

17. Juvenile hormone: production, regulation, current application in vector control and its future applications.

Juvenile hormone is an exclusive hormone found in insects which involves regulating various insect physiology. A total of eight juvenile hormones have been identified in insects which include JH 0, JH I, JH II, JH III, 4-methyl JH I (Iso- JH 0), JHB III, JHSB III, and MF. Corpora allata are the...

Author(s) : Nur, N. A. A.; Ab-Rahim, S.; Moore, H. E.; Moore, C. C.

Publisher : Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Journal article : Tropical Biomedicine 2021 Vol.38 No.3 pp.254-264 ref.many

18. Intriguing genes: expressed sequences from the Simulium vittatum-tribulatum complex. II. CO2 related gene expression.

This article presents biologically interesting expressed gene sequences from Simulium vittatum adults and S. tribulatum larvae, focusing on CO2-related sequences retrieved from a library of annotated transcriptomes using relevant standard Gene Ontology expressions. Of 20 sequences examined, all...

Author(s) : Brockhouse, J. A.; Papanicolaou, A.; Brockhouse, C. L.

Publisher : John B. Davies, Hoylake, UK

Journal article : The Simuliid Bulletin 2021 No.55 pp.12-19 ref.3

19. Tadalafil impacts the mechanical properties of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte-infected erythrocytes.

Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes modify the mechanical properties of their erythrocyte host to persist for several weeks in the blood circulation and to be available for mosquitoes. These changes are tightly regulated by the plasmodial phosphodiesterase delta that decreases both the stiffness and...

Author(s) : N'Dri, M. E.; Royer, L.; Lavazec, C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 2021 Vol.244

20. Cutaneous reaction due to Ctenocephalides felis Felis: a case report.

Introduction: Fleas are small, blood-sucking insects that can transmit some pathogens to human and animals. Case Report: This paper presents a 21-year-old woman with severe skin reactions in her right forearm. After initial examinations, the symptoms were recognized as skin reaction caused by the...

Author(s) : Alizadeh, E.; Afshar, A. A.; Gorouhi, M. A.; Shiri, F.

Publisher : Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Resources Provision and Journal Improvement, Tehran, Iran

Journal article : Dermatology and Cosmetic 2021 Vol.11 No.4 pp.fa310-fa314 ref.7

21. Biological traits of wild-caught populations of Aedes aegypti in dengue endemic and non-endemic regions of Kenya.

Variation in vector traits can modulate local scale differences in pathogen transmission. Here, we compared seasonal variation in the wing length (proxy for body size) and energy reserves of adult wild-caught Aedes aegypti populations from a dengue endemic (Kilifi) and non-endemic (Isiolo) area of...

Author(s) : Wanjiku, C.; Tchouassi, D. P.; Sole, C. L.; Pirk, C. W. W.; Torto, B.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Journal of Vector Ecology 2021 Vol.46 No.1 pp.19-23 ref.40

22. Characterization of life-history parameters of an Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) laboratory strain.

The colonization of the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus has been hampered by inadequate knowledge of its mating and development under laboratory conditions. Life-tables are routinely used to provide baseline biological characteristics needed for colonization. This study characterized...

Author(s) : Zengenene, M. P.; Munhenga, G.; Chidumwa, G.; Koekemoer, L. L.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Journal of Vector Ecology 2021 Vol.46 No.1 pp.24-29 ref.40

23. Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis as toxic sugar bait against adult Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes.

Attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) are a novel and effective mosquito control tool based on sugar-feeding behaviors and oral ingestion. In general, there is a demand from consumers for more novel control products with more effective active ingredients. Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (BTi) is a ...

Author(s) : Davis, J.; Bibbs, C. S.; Müller, G. C.; Xue RuiDe

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Journal of Vector Ecology 2021 Vol.46 No.1 pp.30-33 ref.18

24. Landmark-based geometric morphometric analysis of wing size and wing shape among Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) populations in Turkey.

Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) has a widespread distribution that includes both temperate and tropical climates. It is a potential vector of several important worldwide arboviruses, including chikungunya, zika, and dengue, and its geographical distribution expands rapidly. Despite its vectorial...

Author(s) : Demirci, B.; Bedir, H.; Akiner, M. M.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Journal of Vector Ecology 2021 Vol.46 No.1 pp.103-111 ref.51

25. An adaptive genetic algorithm with recursive feature elimination approach for predicting malaria vector gene expression data classification using support vector machine kernels.

As mosquito parasites breed across many parts of the sub-Saharan Africa part of the world, infected cells embrace an unpredictable and erratic life period. Millions of individual parasites have gene expressions. Ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq) is a popular transcriptional technique that has...

Author(s) : Arowolo, M. O.; Adebiyi, M. O.; Nnodim, C. T.; Abdulsalam, S. O.; Adebiyi, A. A.

Publisher : Institute of Research and Development, Walailak University, Nakhonsithammarat, Thailand

Journal article : Walailak Journal of Science and Technology 2021 Vol.18 No.17 ref.33