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- Kim, Ju Hyeon, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Journal of Asia-Pacific entomology 2015 v.18 no.3 pp. 377-382
- Pediculus humanus capitis; endosymbionts; genes; genetic variation; head; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; nucleotide sequences; single nucleotide polymorphism; transcriptome
- ... The body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) is known to have diverged from the head louse (P. humanus capitis) but genomic differences between these two subspecies still remain unexplored. To compare genomic profiles between head and body lice, whole genome sequences of head lice were determined by next generation sequencing methods based on both Illumina Genome analyzer and Roche GS FLX pyrosequen ...
- Kim, Ju Hyeon, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of Asia-Pacific entomology 2012 v.15 no.3 pp. 409-412
- Escherichia coli; Gram-negative bacteria; Pediculus humanus capitis; bacterial infections; digestive system; ectoparasites; genes; humans; humoral immunity; immune response; peptidoglycans; tissues; vector competence
- ... Human body and head lice have been hematophagous ectoparasites of humans for thousands of years. Although both body and head lice belong to a single species, Pediculus humanus, only body lice are known to transmit several bacterial diseases to humans. This difference in vector competence is assumed to be due to their different immune responses. Here, the immune reactions in the alimentary tract we ...