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Culex

 [ku´leks]
a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; many species transmit various disease-producing agents, e.g., microfilariae, sporozoa, and viruses.

Culex

(kū'leks),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

/Cu·lex/ (ku´leks) a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world, many species of which are vectors of disease-producing organisms.

culex

(kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·lices (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

Culex

[koo′leks]
a genus of humpbacked mosquitoes (Culicidae). It includes species that transmit viral encephalitis and filariasis. Culex pipiens is the most widely distributed mosquito globally.

Cu·lex

(kū'leks)
A genus of mosquitoes including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; cause insect worry and many species transmit various infectious agents, e.g. microfilariae, apicomplexan parasites and viruses, such as those of Japanese encephalitis and equine encephalomyelitis.

Culex pipiens
transmits the virus of fowlpox.
Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus
a serious pest of poultry and carrier of a number of poultry diseases.
Culex tarsalis
transmits western equine encephalomyelitis.
Culex tritaeniohynchus
transmits Japanese encephalitis virus.
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West Nile virus-infected dead corvids increase the risk of infection in Culex mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) in domestic landscapes.
When we find a large number of culex mosquitoes, we are worried that the first stage of the amplification stage can occur more effectively," said Dr.
The Gainesville researchers are working with New York colleagues at ARS' Plum Island Animal Disease Center to sequence the entire genome of the baculovirus that infects Culex mosquitoes.
Population dynamics of adult Culex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) along the Kern River, Kern County, California, in 1990.
UTMB's biosafety level 3 laboratories contributed significantly to its data on West Nile virus by allowing researchers to safely infect Culex mosquitoes with West Nile virus and then extract genetic material that provided information on the mosquitoes' response to the virus.
Specifically, a large percent of Culex mosquitoes were lumped into an arbitrary Culex pipiens/restuans cohort for further analyses.
Because the mosquitoes found carrying the virus in Worcester are common Culex mosquitoes that breed in puddles and small amounts of water, he said, people should check their property to eliminate pools of standing water and should also check screens for holes and patch them.
gularis include the fact that they can be used for the control of both Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes.
They have identified a dominant odour naturally produced in humans and birds that attracts the blood-feeding Culex mosquitoes, which transmits West Nile virus and other life-threatening diseases.
Culex mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing water that is high in organic matter, such as found in storm sewers, tires, catch basins and similar environments.
The research has strong implications for control of deadly diseases transmitted by Culex mosquitoes such as West Nile virus disease and filariasis, an infectious tropical disease affecting the lymphatic system.