Garros, Claire; Gardes, Laetitia; Allene, Xavier; Rakotoarivony, Ignace; Viennet, Elvina; Rossi, Sophie; Balenghien, T
Culicoides are small biting midges involved worldwide in the transmission of bluetongue and African horse sickness viruses. Feeding behaviours of Palaearctic biting midge species and their spatio-temporal dynamics remain unclear at the specific level. Three multiplex species-specific PCR-based assays were developed and used to identify blood meal source of engorged females of Palaearctic midge species of veterinary interest. Species-specific primers of potential hosts from livestock, domestic...[Show more]
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