genus Simulium


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Synonyms for genus Simulium

type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies

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(5) The vectors that transmit L toddi in raptors are assumed to be ornithophilic species of blackflies of the genus Simulium, which inject sporozoites into the avian host.
A comparison of the sequence data obtained from the amplicons with the GenBank sequence database showed that the sequences were most similar to members of the genus Simulium; however, an exact match was not obtained to any of the sequences in GenBank, which precluded identification of the infected flies to the species level (data not shown).
Onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness, is a parasitic disease caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by black flies of the genus Simulium. It is endemic in Africa, where an estimated 37 million people are infected.
Onchocerciasis (river blindness) is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, transmitted to humans by the bite of infected black flies of the genus Simulium, and is characterized by chronic skin disease, severe itching, and eye lesions that can progress to complete blindness.
First, a female buffalo gnat of the genus Simulium bites you and in the process deposits her infective larvae.