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antimicrobial activity of mosquito cecropin peptides against francisella.francisella tularensis is the cause of the zoonotic disease tularemia. in sweden and scandinavia, epidemiological studies have implicated mosquitoes as a vector. prior research has demonstrated the presence of francisella dna in infected mosquitoes but has not shown definitive transmission of tularemia from a mosquito to a mammalian host. we hypothesized that antimicrobial peptides, an important component of the innate immune system of higher organisms, may play a role in mosquito host-defense t ...201627235883
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