Resistance of Phlebotomus papatasi to infection with Leishmania donovani is modulated by components of the infective bloodmeal
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, the average virus dose ingested by mosquitoes feeding on this animal was 2.
This approach has shown that small populations of spirochetes expressing OspA are present in the tick salivary glands and the dermis at the site of tick feeding early during the tick bloodmeal
, but these spirochetes do not appear to be infectious.
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
Amplification and analysis of human DNA present in mosquito bloodmeals
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.