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Pulex

 [pu´leks]
a genus of fleas, several species of which transmit the microorganism causing plague.
Pulex ir´ritans a widely distributed species, known as the human flea, which infests domestic animals as well as humans, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.

Pulex

(pū'leks),
A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera).
[L. flea]

Pulex

/Pu·lex/ (pu´leks) a genus of fleas, including P. ir´ritans, the common flea or human flea, which attacks humans and domestic animals, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.

Pulex

[pyo̅o̅′leks]
Etymology: L, flea
a genus of fleas, some species of which transmit arthropod-borne infections, such as plague and epidemic typhus.

Pu·lex

(pyū'leks)
A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera).
[L. flea]

Pulex

a genus of fleas, several species of which transmit the microorganism causing bubonic plague in humans.

Pulex irritans
a widely distributed species, known as the human flea, which infests domestic animals as well as humans, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.
Pulex porcinus
the peccary flea.
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Five species of ectoparasites were collected during this study, including 190 American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis Say, Acari: Ixodidae), 64 fleas [63 Pulex simulans Baker, 1 Eulioplopsyllus glacialis affinis (Baker), Siphonaptera, Pulicidae], 12 fur mites, (Didelphilichus serrifer Fain, Acari: Atopomelidae) and one chewing louse [Neotricliodectes mephiditis (Packard), Phthiraptera, Trichodectidae] (Table 1).
Feeding and assimilation rates of Daphnia pulex fed Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.
We also compare utilization of a native cladoceran, Daphnia pulex (Leydig) to that of D.
Report on a female Pulex irritans in a tenth century Viking pit, Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 38: 29.
Optical bioassay for measuring sublethal toxicity of insecticides in Daphnia pulex.
Effects of competition by zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and predation by fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) on life history characteristics of Daphnia pulex.
A minority of these genera live in close association with humans (synanthropic), including fleas of these species: Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides felis, Ctenocephalides canis, Xenopsylla cheopis, Nosopsyllus fasciatus, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Tunga penetrans (1).
Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium, an international network of scientists led by the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University-Bloomington and the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute.
All studies have reported Pulex irritans (human flea) to be the most common parasite of swift foxes.
Chemical cues from ants influence predatory behavior in Habrocestum pulex (Hentz), an ant-eating jumping spider (Araneae, Salticidae).
Adult Pulex irritans, a flea often found on breeding Burrowing Owls (Thomsen 1971; Philips & Dindal 1977; Baird & Saunders 1992; Smith & Belthoff 2001b) and other burrowing animals (Baird & Saunders 1992) can survive for 125 days with no food at 7-10[degrees]C (James & Harwood 1969).
Chy x x x x Daphnia (Daphnia) cristata DapCri x x x x x Sars Daphnia (Daphnia) cucullata DapCuc x x x x xxx Sars Daphnia (Daphnia) longispina DapLon x x x x x Muller Daphnia (Daphnia) pulex Leydig x Daphnia (Daphnia) sp.