Serge Morand
University of Montpellier
Publications 458
#1Liang Ma (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 24
#2Zehua Chen (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 19
Last.A KovacsJoseph (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 67
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Pneumocystis, a major opportunistic pathogen in patients with a broad range of immunodeficiencies, contains abundant surface proteins encoded by a multi-copy gene family, termed the major surface glycoprotein (Msg) gene superfamily. This superfamily has been identified in all Pneumocystis species characterized to date, highlighting its important role in Pneumocystis biology. In this report, through a comprehensive and in-depth characterization of 459 msg genes from 7 Pneumocystis species, we dem...
#1Melvyn W. Yap (Francis Crick Institute)H-Index: 18
#2George R. Young (Francis Crick Institute)H-Index: 9
Last.Jonathan P. Stoye (Francis Crick Institute)H-Index: 47
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Viruses and their hosts are locked in an evolutionary race where resistance to infection is acquired by the hosts while viruses develop strategies to circumvent these host defenses. Forming one arm of the host defense armory are cell autonomous restriction factors like Fv1. Originally described as protecting laboratory mice from infection by murine leukemia virus (MLV), Fv1s from some wild mice have also been found to restrict non-MLV retroviruses, suggesting an important role in the protection ...
#1Serge Morand (CIRAD: Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)H-Index: 54
#2Claire Lajaunie (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)H-Index: 4
This paper investigates the ethical implications of research at the interface between biodiversity and both human and animal health. Health and sanitary crises often lead to ethical debates, especially when it comes to disruptive interventions such as forced vaccinations, quarantine, or mass culling of domestic or wild animals. In such debates, the emergence of a “Planetary health ethics” can be highlighted. Ethics and accountability principles apply to all aspects of scientific research includi...
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#1Kim R. Blasdell (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 17
#2Serge Morand (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 54
Last.Cadhla Firth (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 16
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Although leptospirosis is traditionally considered a disease of rural, agricultural and flooded environments, Leptospira spp. are found in a range of habitats and infect numerous host species, with rodents among the most significant reservoirs and vectors. To explore the local ecology of Leptospira spp. in a city experiencing rapid urbanization, we assessed Leptospira prevalence in rodents from three locations in Malaysian Borneo with differing levels of anthropogenic influence: 1) high but stab...
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#1Sungsit Sungvornyothin (MU: Mahidol University)H-Index: 8
#2Rawadee Kumlert (MU: Mahidol University)H-Index: 1
Last.Suchada Sumruayphol (MU: Mahidol University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract The vectors of scrub typhus are the larval stage of trombiculid mites, termed “chiggers”. These vectors are very small – the larvae are approximately 0.2 mm in size - and therefore their morphological identification is difficult. Trombiculid mites are widely distributed across Asia and they can be identified at the genus level by the shape, size and setae/sensilla distribution of their dorsal chitin plate (scutum = shield), while morphological identification at the species level require...
#1Kittipong Chaisiri (MU: Mahidol University)H-Index: 13
#2A. Christina Gill (University of Oxford)H-Index: 1
Last.Benjamin L. Makepeace (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 19
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Scrub typhus, caused by a bacterial pathogen ( Orientia spp.), is a potentially life-threatening febrile illness widely distributed in the Asia-Pacific region and is emerging elsewhere. The infection is transmitted by the larval stage of trombiculid mites ("chiggers") that often exhibit low host specificity. Here, we present an analysis of chigger ecology for 38 species sampled from 11 provinces of Thailand and microbiomes for eight widespread species. In total, >16 000 individual chiggers were ...
#1Volodimir SarabeevH-Index: 9
#2Juan Antonio Balbuena (University of Valencia)H-Index: 21
Last.Serge Morand (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 54
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Abstract A number of hypotheses exist to explain aggregated distributions, but they have seldom been used to investigate differences in parasite spatial distribution between native and introduced hosts. We applied two aggregation models, the negative binomial distribution and Taylor’s power law, to study the aggregation patterns of helminth populations from Liza haematocheilus across its native (Sea of Japan) and introduced (Sea of Azov) distribution ranges. In accordance with the enemy release ...
#1Serge Morand (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 54
#2Bruno A. Walther (TMU: Taipei Medical University)H-Index: 9
Collectivist versus individualistic values are important attributes of intercultural variation. Collectivist values favour in-group members over out-group members and may have evolved to protect in-group members against pathogen transmission. As predicted by the pathogen stress theory of cultural values, more collectivist countries are associated with a higher historical pathogen burden. However, if lifestyles of collectivist countries indeed function as a social defence which decreases pathogen...
#1K. Marie McIntyre (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 12
#2Christian Setzkorn (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 12
Last.Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 40
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#1Konstans Wells (Swansea University)H-Index: 21
#2Serge Morand (Kasetsart University)H-Index: 54
Last.Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Emerging infectious diseases arising from pathogen spillover from mammals to humans comprise a substantial health threat. Tracing virus origin and predicting the most likely host species for future spillover events are major objectives in One Health disciplines. However, the species that share pathogens most widely with other mammals, and the role of different wildlife groups in sharing viruses with humans remain poorly identified. To address this challenge, we applied network analysis ...