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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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Understanding the genetic variation of the Plasmodium parasites could play an important role in controlling and preventing this lethal infection. Inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers have successfully been tested for investigating the genetic diversity of...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1253v1
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Thermal physiology of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) is a critical aspect of field performance and fitness. Thermal limits for survival and activity, and the ability of these limits to adjust (i.e. show phenotypic flexibility) depending on recent thermal history,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1152v1
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The American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is invasive in the Mediterranean region where it has displaced native species (the sexual A. salina, and the clonal A. parthenogenetica) from many salt pond complexes. Artemia populations are parasitized by numerous...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.975v1
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Background. Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are important disease vectors in the United States, known to transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Their importance as a disease vector necessitates reliable and comparable...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.842v1
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Crustacean intersexuality is widespread and often linked to infection by sex-distorting parasites. However, unlike vertebrate intersexuality, its association with sexual dysfunction is unclear and remains a matter of debate. The ‘Demon Shrimp’, Dikerogammarus haemobaphes,...

["Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.687v2
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Anguillicola crassus is a swim bladder nematode of eels. The parasite is native to the Asian eel Anguilla japonica, but was introduced to Europe and the European eel Anguilla anguilla in the early 1980s. A Taiwanese source has been proposed for this introduction....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.589v1
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Mosquito survival and oviposition interval are important disease vector’s determinants that may vary within species depending on the environment. The length of the oviposition interval may be estimated by the proportion of mosquito ovaries with sacs. Fourteen species...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.582v1
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Honey bees and, more recently, bumblebees have been domesticated and are now managed commercially primarily for crop pollination, mixing with wild pollinators during foraging on shared flower resources. There is mounting evidence that managed honey bees or commercially...

["Conservation Biology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.309v2
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