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Noun1.Siphonaptera - fleas
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
family Pulicidae, Pulicidae - many common fleas attacking humans and domestic animals
genus Tunga, Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera
Echidnophaga, genus Echidnophaga - a genus of Siphonaptera
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Identification of flea species at the molecular level was achieved by PCR amplification and sequencing of partial siphonapteran 18S rDNA gene (1.95 kbp) as described (5).
Identification was confirmed by sequencing regions of siphonapteran 18S rDNA, as previously described (6).
An atlas of the state's siphonapterans. Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota.