Peer-reviewed Articles

4 citations
210 downloads
656 views

In the tropics, there are too few studies on isolation of Blastocystis sp. subtypes from water sources; in addition, there is also an absence of reported studies on the occurrence of Blastocystis sp. subtypes in water during different seasons. Therefore, this study...

["Parasitology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2541
112 downloads
717 views

Spermatological characteristics of species from two monorchiid genera, Opisthomonorchis and Paramonorcheides, have been investigated, for the first time, by means of transmission electron microscopy. The ultrastructural study reveals that the mature spermatozoon...

["Cell Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2488
4 citations
347 downloads
1,175 views

Little is known of the diversity of the monogenean parasites infesting deep-sea groupers, and there is even less information available about their geographic distributions within the ranges of their hosts. To improve our understanding of these host-parasite relationships...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2233
1 citation
234 downloads
885 views

Introduction. Despite the efforts of the malaria control programme, malaria morbidity is still a common health problem in Yemen, with 60% of the population at risk. Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for 99% of malaria cases. The emergence in Yemen of parasite...

["Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2191
3 citations
351 downloads
2,123 views

Parasites significantly influence food webs and ecosystems and occur all over the world in almost every animal group. Within crustaceans there are numerous examples of ectoparasites; for example, representatives of the isopod group Cymothoidae. These obligatory...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2188
4 citations
356 downloads
1,536 views

Background. Reliable genotyping that provides an accurate description of diversity in the context of pathogen emergence is required for the establishment of strategies to improve disease management. MultiLocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) is a...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1949
7 citations
364 downloads
1,664 views

Background. With 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths in 2015, malaria remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in tropical countries. Several species of the protozoan Plasmodium cause malaria. However, almost all the fatalities are due to Plasmodium falciparum,...

["Parasitology","Global Health","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1965
8 citations
827 downloads
2,504 views

Wolbachia is an alpha-proteobacterial symbiont widely distributed in arthropods. Since the identification of Wolbachia in certain animal-parasitic nematodes (the Onchocercidae or filariae), the relationship between arthropod and nematode Wolbachia has attracted...

["Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1840
9 citations
800 downloads
2,568 views

In recent years, many pollinators have declined in abundance and diversity worldwide, presenting a potential threat to agricultural productivity, biodiversity and the functioning of natural ecosystems. One of the most debated factors proposed to be contributing...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1808
1 citation
360 downloads
1,480 views

Pseudoterranovosis is a well-known human disease caused by anisakid larvae belonging to the genus Pseudoterranova. Human infection occurs after consuming infected fish. Hence the presence of Pseudoterranova larvae in the flesh of the fish can cause serious losses...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1722
2 citations
247 downloads
1,194 views

Phenotypic variations allow a lineage to move into new regions of the adaptive landscape. The purpose of this study is to analyse the life history of the pearlfishes (Carapinae) in a phylogenetic framework and particularly to highlight the evolution of parasite...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1786
3 citations
476 downloads
1,656 views

Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) need to be adapted to survive in the absence of a suitable host or in hostile environmental conditions. Various forms of developmental arrest including hatching inhibition and dauer stages are used by PPN in order to survive these...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1654
9 citations
626 downloads
1,409 views

Monogenea is one of the most species-rich groups of parasitic flatworms worldwide, with many species described only recently, which is particularly true for African monogeneans. For example, Cichlidogyrus, a genus mostly occurring on African cichlids, comprises...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1629
2 citations
242 downloads
1,009 views

Chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are probably the most effective and abundant parasitoids of the horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella), an alien pest in Europe that lacks specialized enemies. We studied how the species richness and abundance...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1592
7 citations
517 downloads
1,830 views

Sacbrood virus (SBV) and Deformed wing virus (DWV) are evolutionarily related positive-strand RNA viruses, members of the Iflavirus group. They both infect the honeybee Apis mellifera but have strikingly different levels of virulence when transmitted orally. Honeybee...

["Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1591

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