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blood meal

n.
The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.

blood meal

1. an epidemiological term meaning the stomach contents of a blood-sucking insect which can be used to study the spread of specific infections.
2. a protein supplement containing 80 to 85% of protein. Is too unpalatable to constitute a large proportion of the diet.
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Molecular identification of bloodmeal source in Ixodes ricinus ticks using 12S rDNA as a genetic marker.
moubata ticks 57 days after they had taken an infectious bloodmeal, and 10 uninfected ticks (second instar) in separate feeding chambers.
moubata ticks 57 days after an infectious bloodmeal.
The putative epidemiologic impact of DM collars on leishmaniasis transmission will depend on reducing not only the number of sand flies feeding on dogs but also the survival of those flies that do feed so that they are less likely to transmit Leishmania when taking a subsequent bloodmeal on a susceptible dog or human.
Identification of mosquito bloodmeals using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I and cytochrome b gene sequences.
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Identification of avian- and mammalian-derived bloodmeals in Aedes vexans and Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) and its implication for West Nile virus transmission in Connecticut, U.
Estimates of reservoir capacity for reservoir hosts of Amblyomma americanum-associated zoonoses * % Bloodmeals associated with pathogen infection (95% CI) Host Ehrlichia chaffeensis E.
Identification of bloodmeals in haematophagous Diptera by cytochrome B heteroduplex analysis.
Identification of bloodmeals from mosquitoes collected in light traps and dog-baited traps.
Identification of mosquito bloodmeals using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with order-specific primers.