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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in honey bee Apis mellifera. The object of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the Bulgarian honey bee. The 16S (SSU)...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3342v1
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Avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites (genera Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon) affect bird demography, species range limits, and community structure, yet they remain unsurveyed in most bird communities and populations. We conducted a community-level...

["Biodiversity","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2997v2
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Background: The 148 species of kissing bug include important vectors of the debilitating, chronic, and often fatal Chagas disease, which affects several million people in Central and South America. An understanding of the natural hosts of this speciose group of...

["Entomology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3006v1
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Background: Managed, feral and wild populations of European honey bee subspecies, Apis mellifera, are currently facing severe colony losses globally. There is consensus that the ectoparasite mite Varroa destructor, that switched hosts from the Eastern honey bee...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2976v1
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Schistosomiasis remains a major parasitic disease, endemic in large parts of South America. Five neotropical species of Biomphalaria have been found to act as intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in natural populations, while others have been shown to be susceptible...

["Ecology","Genetics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2933v1
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The secretory pathway in Plasmodium falciparum has evolved to transport proteins to the host cell membrane and to an endosymbiotic organelle, the apicoplast. The latter can occur via the ER or the ER-Golgi route. Here, we study these three routes using proteins...

["Cell Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2813v2
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American trypanosomiasis is a chronic and endemic disease, which affects millions of people. Trypanosoma cruzi, its causative agent, has a life cycle that involves complex morphological and functional transitions, as well as a variety of environmental conditions....

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2782v1
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Trypanosoma brucei brucei (TBB) belongs to the unicellular parasitic protozoa organisms, specifically to the Trypanosoma genus of the Trypanosomatidae class. A variety of different vertebrate species can be infected by TBB including humans and animals. Under particular...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2775v1
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Phytochemicals produced by plants, including at flowers, function in protection against plant diseases, and have a long history of use against trypanosome infection. Floral nectar and pollen, the sole food sources for many species of insect pollinators, contain...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2730v1
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Despite high success rate in treating human Strongyloides infection with ivermectin, there is no consensus about the treatment of hyperinfection by helminths of the genus Strongyloides in immunocompromised people. Chances of survival of patients suffering from...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2399v1
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Communities of symbiotic microbes obtained from the environment are an integral component of animal fitness and ecology. Thus a general and practical understanding of the processes that drive microbiome assembly and structure are paramount to understanding animal...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2266v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1918v1
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Many major human infectious diseases are transmitted via bodily products such as feces, blood, semen, and saliva. Such contaminants are also known disgust elicitors among humans. From an evolutionary perspective, revulsion in humans is hypothesized to have evolved...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1851v1
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Symbiont occurrence is influenced by host occurrence and vice versa, which leads to correlations in host-symbiont distributions at multiple levels. Interactions between co-infecting symbionts within host individuals can cause correlations in the abundance of two...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1502v1
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Sacbrood virus (SBV) and deformed wing virus (DWV) are evolutionarily related positive-strand RNA viruses, members of the Iflavirus group, which infect the honeybee Apis mellifera, but have strikingly different levels of virulence when transmitted orally. Honeybee...

["Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1405v1
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