Feeding Behavior Modulates Biofilm-Mediated Transmission of Yersinia pestis by the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis.

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Bland, David M.; Hinnebusch, B. Joseph;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, volume 10, issue 2 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004413, pmc: PMC4734780
  • Subject: Microbial Pathogens | Digestive System | Research Article | Gastrointestinal Tract | Bacteria | Anatomy | Infectious Diseases | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Plagues | Yersinia Pestis | Bacteriology | Pathogens | Yersinia | Animals | Bacterial Biofilms | Fleas | Biology and Life Sciences | Arthropoda | Physiology | Microbiology | Body Fluids | Bacterial Pathogens | Insects | Blood | Vertebrates | Bacterial Diseases | Medical Microbiology | Hematology | RC955-962 | Cats | Mammals | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Invertebrates | Esophagus | Biofilms
    mesheuropmc: bacterial infections and mycoses | animal diseases

Background The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is prevalent worldwide, will parasitize animal reservoirs of plague, and is associated with human habitations in known plague foci. Despite its pervasiveness, limited information is available about the cat flea’s competenc... View more
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