Regional genetic differentiation of Phlebotomus sergenti
in three Moroccan foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica.
Phlebotomus sergenti, the most abundant species in this survey is related to the semi-arid bioclimatic belt where the vegetation is characterized by Thuja (Tetraclinis articulata), Junipers (Juniperus spp) and to a lesser degree, to the arid belt, by Argan (Argania spinosa) and common Jujube (Ziziphus lotus) (26).
ITS2 sequences heterogeneity in Phlebotomus sergenti and Phlebotomus similis (Diptera: Psychodidae): Possible consequences in their ability to transmit Leishmania tropica.
III: The vector of Phlebotomus sergenti. Apropos of 89 isolates.
Role vecteur de Phlebotomus sergenti. A propose de 89 isolates.
Anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Kabul, Afghanistan: the high susceptibility of Phlebotomus sergenti to Leishmania tropica.
Multifarious characterization of Leishmania tropica from a Judean desert focus, exposing intraspecific diversity and incriminating Phlebotomus sergenti as its vector.
The vectorial competence of Phlebotomus sergenti is specific for Leishmania tropiea and is controlled by species-specific, lipophosphoglycan-mediated midgut attachment.
In Afghanistan, the majority of leishmaniasis cases are caused by Leishmania tropica (1), which is transmitted anthroponotically (i.e., humans are the reservoir) by the sandfly (Phlebotomus sergenti) (2).
Anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Kabul: the high susceptibility of Phlebotomus sergenti to Leishrnania tropica.