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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Electrophysiological Responses of Gustatory Receptor Neurons on the Labella of the Common Malaria Mosquito, Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Jackson T. Sparks and Joseph C. Dickens.

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3998 words.

We recorded electrical responses from sensory cells associated with gustatory sensilla on the labella of female Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say to salt, sucrose, quinine (a feeding...

Species-Diagnostic Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays for Phlebotomus argentipes and Phlebotomus papatasi, Vectors of Leishmania

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2010; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2495 words.

Species-specific differences encountered in the nucleotide sequences of a highly variable region of the 18S rRNA gene were used to design a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay...

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A Rapid Luminescent Assay for Measuring Cytochrome P450 Activity in Individual Larval Culex pipiens Complex Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

January 2009; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5975 words.

Multiple assays are available to measure P450 activity in insects, including mosquitoes; however, each of these assays has drawbacks in terms of the number of mosquitoes required,...

Differential Survival of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae Exposed to Low Temperatures in Taiwan

in Journal of Medical Entomology

March 2007; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3481 words.

Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) differ in their distribution in Taiwan. The former species is distributed in the south of Taiwan, whereas the latter is found...

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Effects of Competition and Predation by Native Mosquitoes on the North American Invasion of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 6045 words.

The success and effects of a biological invasion can be dependent on species interactions with resident competitors and predators. Indirect interactions between competition and predation,...

Reverse Line Blot Probe Design and Polymerase Chain Reaction Optimization for Bloodmeal Analysis of Ticks From the Eastern United States

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2012; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 6317 words.

Determining the host preference of vector ticks is vital to elucidating the eco-epidemiology of the diseases they spread. Detachment of ticks from captured hosts can provide evidence of...

Community-Based Sampling Methods for Surveillance of the Chagas Disease Vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5208 words.

In Guatemala, the most widespread vector of Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), the causative agent of Chagas disease, is Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille) (Hemiptera:...

Calibrated Funnel Trap for Quantifying Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Abundance in Wells

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 1999; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2865 words.

Our article addresses the problems of sampling and quantifying the abundance of immature Aedes aegypti (L.) and other mosquitoes that use subterranean habitats such as wells and service...

Development and Evaluation of a Dipstick Assay for Detection of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax sporozoites in Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2000; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4215 words.

We developed a nitrocellulose-based, dipstick circumsporozoite (CS)-enzyme immunoassay [ELISA] for the simultaneous detection of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax-210 CS protein. The assay...

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Electrophysiological Responses from Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to Stimulation with Carbon Dioxide

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2003; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5739 words.

Because of their impact on human and veterinary health, there is considerable interest in understanding how Culicoides use olfactory cues in host location. The adequate chemical stimulus...

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Comparative Study on Nocturnal Behavior of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2005; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3197 words.

Nocturnal behavior of nonblood-fed females of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) was studied using an automatic recording device equipped with a photoelectric sensor. Carbon...

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Patterns of Avian Seroprevalence to Western Equine Encephalomyelitis and Saint Louis Encephalitis Viruses in California, USA

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2000; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 10848 words.

Temporal and spatial changes in the enzootic activity of western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) viruses were monitored at representative wetland study sites...

Behavioral Response of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae to Synthetic and Natural Attractants and Repellents

Paula V. Gonzalez, Paola A. González Audino and Héctor M. Masuh.

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4003 words.

Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) is the key vector of three important arboviral diseases: dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. Immature stages of this species inhabit...

Biological and Chemical Characterization of a New Larvicide Ovitrap Made of Plastic With Pyriproxyfen Incorporated for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Control

Laura Harburguer, Susana Licastro, Héctor Masuh and Eduardo Zerba.

in Journal of Medical Entomology

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4601 words.

Aedes aegypti (L.) is a species of international concern because of its ability to transmit serious human arboviral diseases including yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya,...

Development and Evaluation of Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays to Identify Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Bloodmeals Originating from Native Australian Mammals

in Journal of Medical Entomology

January 2007; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5336 words.

Real-time TaqMan polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays were developed for the identification of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) bloodmeals originating from three groups of native Australian...

Insect Contribution to Horizontal Transmission of Reticuloendotheliosis virus

in Journal of Medical Entomology

March 2005; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 3793 words.

The involvement of insects in Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) transmission was examined by testing insects trapped at commercial farms and by controlled feeding experiments using...

Identification of Sodium Channel Mutations in Human Head Louse (Anoplura: Pediculidae) from Denmark

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2005; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2320 words.

The presence of the two mutations T929I-L932F in the voltage-sensitive sodium channel gene associated with permethrin resistance (kdr-like) was shown in head louse, Pediculus humanus capitisnull...

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Ecology of Rickettsia felis: A Review

in Journal of Medical Entomology

July 2009; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 8806 words.

It has been two decades since the first description of Rickettsia felis, and although a nearly cosmopolitan distribution is now apparent, much of the ecology of this unique microorganism...

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Food Availability Alters the Effects of Larval Temperature on Aedes aegypti Growth

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 6176 words.

Variation in temperature and food availability in larval habitats can influence the abundance, body size, and vector competence of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Although increased temperature...

Gene Expression Analysis of Xenopsylla cheopis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Suggests a Role for Reactive Oxygen Species in Response to Yersinia pestis Infection

in Journal of Medical Entomology

March 2012; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 4559 words.

Fleas are vectors for a number of pathogens including Yersinia pestis, yet factors that govern interactions between fleas and Y. pestis are not well understood. Examining gene expression...