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a genus of flies, including the common housefly, M. domes´tica.


 [mus´kah] (L.)
mus´cae volitan´tes specks seen as floating before the eyes.


A genus of flies (family Muscidae, order Diptera) that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica, a species universally associated with humans, particularly under unsanitary conditions; it breeds in filth and organic waste, and is involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]


A genus of flies that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica; it breeds in filth and organic waste; involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]
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Behavioral and physiological response of Musca domestica to colored visual targets.
The larval media for Musca domestica, was prepared in an open pot by mixing wheat bran with milk and sugar in proper ratio in a uniform mixture and put it in in an open place open allowing house flies freely to visit on there pots were kept for 2 to 3 days for egg hatching.
Reduction of transmission of shigellosis by control of houseflies (Musca domestica).
Detection of Escherichia coli O157: H7 from Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) at a cattle farm in Japan.
To the north-east is Musca the Fly, the only constellation named after an insect, dangerously close to the starry chameleon--fortunately facing the opposite direction, towards the constellation Mensa.
Identification of bacteria which possible transmitted by Musca domestiea (Diptera: Muscidae) in the region of Ahvaz, SW Iran.
domestica integra mas del 80% de la poblacion de Musca y en los Andes de Venezuela, Cedeno y Anez [2001] han advertido que es inconveniente el uso excesivo de estiercol de pollo o gallinaza como abono en horticultura, por la proliferacion de moscas que produce, a la vez que han recomendado la aplicacion de sanciones para los usuarios de gallinaza que no cumplan con exigencias sanitarias, tales como su almacenamiento en seco o su mezcla con cal.
Musca, G., Merticaru, V.jr., Ciofu, C., Carausu, C., Tabacaru, L., Musca, E.
Segundo o referido autor, foram descritas em Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) aproximadamente 200 especies e subespecies bacterianas.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee, Xavier Musca, took part in the Ecofin's deliberations, with a view to ensuring follow-up for the European Council.
These are the voyages of the Musca domestica (common housefly to you and me).
Here, we report an interesting, novel property of PO from the housefly Musca domestica, in which PO can degrade plasmid DNA even after being heated to 80(degree)C for 20 min.