- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
ResearchWe showed that bacteria and yeasts colonising the gut of phlebotomine sand flies interfere with Leishmania transmission. We also established that Leishmania benefits the sandfly host by providing protection against bacterial entomopathogens. Image: Sand flies already infected with Leishmania challenged with pathogenic Serratia.
ResearchDengue space-time patterns and dengue 'hotspots' can guide vector control programs especially their 'early warning' systems for emergency responses and efficient allocation of resources. Image: . Annual spatial scatter of dengue fever cases in Trinidad (1998-2004).
ResearchThis study determined the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome of the scab mite Psoroptes cuniculi, which represents the first mt genome of any member of the family Psoroptidae, and provides new insights into the phylogenetic relationships among several major lineages of Acari species. Image: Arrangement of the mitochondrial genome of Psoroptes cuniculi.
ResearchThis study provides evidence that A. cantonensis can cause optic neuritis along with optic nerve demyelination and retinal ganglion cells damage in a mouse model. Image: After tribendimidine treatment by 7 days within the period of 14 days post-infection of A. cantonensis, the four cell layers of retina in mice recovered to normal structure
ResearchTemperature is an important factor defining dengue's global distribution. Here we develop a modelling framework to predict the limits temperature places on dengue transmission and persistence of its vectors, including dissecting the possible relative roles of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. Image: Temperature suitability for persistence of Ae. aegypti and dengue virus transmission in Ae. albopictus.
ResearchA salivary gland-specific C-type lectin gene from Aedes albopictus was cloned and expressed and the recombinant protein could agglutinate yeast and Gram positive bacteria in a calcium-dependent way. Image: Aedes albopictus, salivary gland of female, 3D modeling of Aalb-CTL1 and hemagglutination assay of rAalb-CTL1.
ResearchA geostatistical analysis of rapid assessment data for 14,473 communities produced a detailed map of onchocerciasis endemicity levels and estimated that 36 million people would have been infected in the absence of ivermectin treatment. Image: Geographic distribution of the prevalence of palpable nodules.
ResearchRapid assessment surveys of onchocerciasis were undertaken in 14,473 communities in 20 African countries. An expert analysis of the results delineated high risk areas where ivermectin treatment is a priority. Image: Priority areas for ivermectin treatment.
ResearchAs a natural resource, the bacterium Wolbachia is now explored for malaria control through building its symbiosis with Anopheles mosquitoes, resulting in a mixture of phenotypes as both mutualist and parasite. Image: Anopheles stephensi with an inheritable Wolbachia infection.
ResearchSix complete mt genomes from 5 Eimeria spp. infecting turkeys showed overall structural identity but with considerable species-specific variation in protein-coding regions. Mitochondrial genomes are suitable for molecular diagnostics and phylogenetics of coccidia and, potentially, genetic markers for molecular epidemiology. Image: Mitochondrial genome maps of turkey Eimeria species.
ResearchEgg production by Heterakis gallinarum infrapopulations in a chicken-host system is regulated through inverse- and density-dependent effects, which result in similar lifetime fecundity below or above intensity thresholds. Image: Non-linearity in lifetime fecundity as response to increasing parasite intensity.
ResearchThe effects of temperature and rainfall on mosquito abundance were analysed in Mediterranean wetlands in southern Spain from 2003 to 2012. Relationships with mosquito abundance were species-specific, place-specific and non-linear. Image: Relationship between temperature and Culex pipiens abundance.
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- 10 July 2014
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- 10 July 2014
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- 10 July 2014
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- Obituary Allan Roepstorff – University of Copenhagen
- 05 July 2014
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:265
The gut-brain axis: Emerging evidence in health and disease
Published: 23 May 2014
Last updated: 27 June 2014
9th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases
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Published: 6 March 2014
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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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