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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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Though the Culex mosquitoes prefer to feed on the blood of birds, they also commonly bite humans, especially in rural areas.
West Nile virus-infected dead corvids increase the risk of infection in Culex mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) in domestic landscapes.
The culex mosquitoes found earlier this month tend to tangle with birds high in the tree canopy while their bridge vector brethren bother people close to the ground.
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.
Amplification of various esterase Bs responsible for organophosphate resistance in Culex mosquitoes.
Culex mosquitoes are also known to carry different flaviviruses which are transferred to humans (Bolling et al.
A newly emergent genotype of West Nile Virus is transmitted earlier and more efficiently by Culex mosquitoes.
Specifically, a large percent of Culex mosquitoes were lumped into an arbitrary Culex pipiens/restuans cohort for further analyses.
Ardeid wading birds are the primary maintenance hosts, pigs are the main amplifying hosts, and Culex mosquitoes are the primary mosquito vectors.
Among the WNV-positive pools, 6,286 (77%) were made up of Culex mosquitoes thought to be the principal vectors of WNV transmission (e.
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.