- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
ResearchThere are two routes known for the generation of cysteine, de novo and reverse transsulfuration (RTS) pathway. The present study demonstrates that in Trypanosoma rangeli RTS is the only pathway for cysteine biosynthesis. Image: Active pathway for cysteine biosynthesis and its role for trypanothione production in T. rangeli.
ResearchToxoplasma gondii was found to infect wild carnivores and omnivores with higher prevalence than ruminants. Our findings support the importance of tissue cysts in transmitting infection. Image: T. gondii PCR.
ResearchThe survival, swimming behavior and cell death in the neuromuscular system were assessed in immatures of the yellow fever mosquito A. aegypti exposed to increasing concentrations of azadirachtin, deltamethrin, imidacloprid and spinosad. Image: Larvae and pupae of Aedes aegypti and their representative swimming tracks after imidacloprid exporsure.
ResearchHuman toxocarosis is usually assigned to Toxocara canis. To clarify the potential role of T. cati, we directly compared both roundworm species in the mouse model and found T. canis to prefer the cerebrum, whereas T. cati preferred the cerebellum. Structural damage was more severe in T. canis infected brains. Image: T. canis larva in mouse brain.
ResearchAnaplasma marginale undergoes surface remodeling when grown in tick cell culture as compared to bovine blood. The A. marginale transcriptional profile from tick salivary glands after acquisition feeding most closely resembles that seen in cell culture. Image: Tick cell culture and Dermacentor andersoni tick.
ResearchInfection success of Echinoparyphium aconiatum cercariae in snails increased when snails were exposed to heat waves. This was not only due to reduced host resistance, but possibly also due to direct effects of temperature on parasites. Image: Lymnaea stagnalis - intermediate host of Echinoparyphium aconiatum.
ResearchIndians' interrelationship with rodents and arthropods in forests or wild environments and their precarious housing, among other factors, increase the risk of occurrence of these zoonosis with high mortality rates. Image: Wild rodent used as a pet by Indian.
ResearchForty batches of flies in dairy farms had 10% of contamination with Cryptosporidium or Giardia, with a mixed infection of the two parasites in one batch of flies. Image: Cryptosporidium.
ResearchThis study created models that indicate the potential for range expansion of R. microplus and R. annulatus in the southern United States by mid-century. Image: Basic life cycle of cattle fever ticks.
ResearchRhipicephalus microplus is a highly-invasive tick that vectors cattle fever. Its transport into Texas is increased by acaricide resistance and its ability to utilize white-tailed deer as an alternate host. Image: Rhipicephalus microplus sampling locations in Texas.
ReviewPopulation and environmental factors underlying the growing changes of invasive mosquito populations are reviewed and discussed emphasising their importance and applicability. An overview of the tools for their monitoring is provided. Image: The invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus.
ResearchChanges for a period of 10 years of malaria spatial distribution in 12 states of Peninsular Malaysia are illustrated by digital mapping using GIS. Image: Annual Blood Examination Rate (ABER) in 2000.
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:187
Kinetoplastid Biology & Disease and Filaria Journal
Parasites & Vectors expands upon the scope of two former BioMed Central publications, Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal, both of which ceased publication in December 2007. Authors working in the areas covered by these journals are encouraged to submit their work to Parasites & Vectors. The full archives of these two journals remain available from the Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal websites and PubMed Central.
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