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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis recenzuojamoje Lietuvos tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed Lithuanian international conference proceedings (P1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Kundrotaitė, Indrė;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Fleas on small rodents in Lithuania
Is part of: The vital nature sign: 2nd international young scientist conference, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 21, 2008: proceedings. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus university, 2008
Extent: p. 23-24
Date: 2008
Keywords: Fleas;Siphonaptera;Rodents
ISBN: 9789955255185
Abstract: Fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) is a highly-specialized holometabolous insect order with 2000 described species placed in 18 families. Fleas are entirely ectoparasitic. Fleas are laterally compressed, wingless insects; the head is shield or helmet shaped, compound eyes are absent, and mouthparts are specialized for piercing and sucking. Fleas are of tremendous medical and economic importance as vectors of several diseases important to human health including bubonic plague, murine typhus, and tularemia. The distribution of flea species in rodents from Lithuania is not clear. A total 255 fleas were collected on 162 small rodents in Kaunas, Šilutė (Kintai and Muižė) and Zarasai regions. In Šilute region from 25 captured rodents in Kintai 16 rodents had fleas and from 45 captured rodents in Muižė 27 rodents had fleas. From 47 captured rodents in Kaunas 20 rodents had fleas. From 45 captured rodents in Dusėtos 23 rodents had fleas [...]
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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