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Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Jan 10;23(1):8-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.12.016.

Insect Gut Microbiota: Accessories to the Bite.

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Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: serap.aksoy@yale.edu.

Abstract

The Leishmania parasite is transmitted via the bite of a sand fly. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Dey et al. (2018) report that sand fly gut microbiota are also transferred to the bite site, promoting neutrophil recruitment and parasite dissemination to distal organs.

PMID:
29324232
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2017.12.016
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