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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
A portable, battery-powered trap for collecting gravid Culex mosquitoes. Mosq News 43:496-498.
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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.
Overproduction of detoxifying esterases in organophosphate-resistant Culex mosquitoes and their presence in other insects.
Culex mosquitoes typically breed in artificial containers of stagnant water such as storm drains, non-chlorinated swimming and wading pools, bird baths, flower pots, buckets, clogged gutters and abandoned tires.
JE is transmitted to humans by infected Culex mosquitoes, causing abdominal pain, fever and seizures.
Aedes mosquitoes are well known vectors for this virus but some studies show that dengue virus can also survive in Culex mosquitoes. A total of 370 adult Aedes (n=166) and Culex (n=204) mosquitoes were collected from selected localities of Urban Lahore.
Four cages of Culex mosquitoes from 4 separate underground parking lots, each with mosquitoes (> 100), were identified as Cx.
Culex mosquitoes, the principal vectors, are prolific in rural areas where their larvae breed in ground pools, especially in flooded rice fields.
Our primary goal in the present study was to utilize mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences from a segment of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, known as the barcode segment [9], to examine population genetics of Culex mosquitoes collected from widely separated localities in the Sonoran Desert region, including the Baja California peninsula, mainland Sonora, Mexico and southeastern Arizona, USA, to test the prediction that Cx.