Tunga penetrans

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Related to Tunga penetrans: chigoe flea
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Noun1.Tunga penetrans - small tropical fleaTunga penetrans - small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
genus Tunga, Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera
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Jigger infestation is caused by an impregnated female sand flea called tunga penetrans which burrows into various parts of the body and lays eggs there, causing pus-filled sores.
Repetitive sequences in the ITS1 region of the ribosomal DNA of Tunga penetrans and other flea species (Insecta: Siphonaptera).
A minority of these genera live in close association with humans (synanthropic), including fleas of these species: Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides felis, Ctenocephalides canis, Xenopsylla cheopis, Nosopsyllus fasciatus, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Tunga penetrans (1).
These eggs then hatch into Tunga penetrans larvae which feed on organic detritus and develop, via a pupal stage, into a fully grown jigger flea.
Ultrastructural comparison of the midgut epithelia of fleas with different feeding behavior pattern (Xenopsylla cheopis, Echidnophaga gallinacea, Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera, Pulicidae).
Tunga penetrans ha desarrollado, desde el punto de vista del comportamiento hospedador-parasito y de su morfologia, una mayor evolucion que el resto de las pulgas, dado que las hembras gravidas penetran en la epidermis del hospedador (Lareschi et al.