Through the use of host bloodmeal
source identification, we demonstrated that I.
Analysis of mosquito bloodmeals
using RFLP markers.
preference of Phlebotomus argentipes & Ph.
The engorged ticks were stored at 20[degrees]C in KCl-saturated desiccators until testing for WNV or until ready for a further bloodmeal
, as indicated in Table 1.
Based on an estimated bloodmeal
volume of 5 mL/mosquito, individual mosquitoes, which fed on these chicks, would have ingested virus doses of about 800 and 40,000 to 160,000 PFU, respectively.
Ticks living in the nests or crevices nearby feed on these hosts at night, taking their bloodmeal
quickly within 15 to 90 minutes, then retreating to their off-host refuge.
how treatment affected the proportion of females that both took a bloodmeal
and survived 24 hours.
A stage-specific immunohistochemistry assay will, for the first time, directly quantify malaria stage composition in the subdermal vasculature and mosquito bloodmeals
and allow comparison with other compartments of the circulation.
The scenario in the greenhouse also reflects a more practical case where sandflies in the field have to enter bednets during their host seeking exercise to take bloodmeals
Molecular analysis of bloodmeals
from 23 species of Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Coquillettidia, Psorophora, and Uranotaenia.
Positive results from testing of the mosquito legs also diminish concern about false-positive results from testing whole mosquitoes, which might contain recent bloodmeals
with substantial viral content.