The Aquaporin Gene Family of the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Drake, Lisa L.
Boudko, Dmitri Y.
Carpenter, Victoria K.
Dawe, Angus L.
Hansen, Immo A.
- Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Digestive System | Research Article | water channel | Infectious Diseases | Life Sciences | tribolium-castaneum | Vectors and Hosts | Mosquitoes | phylogenetic trees | Biology | Microbiology | Digestive Physiology | Medicine | malpighian tubules | insects | brain | Anatomy and Physiology | glycerol | Q | drosophila-melanogaster | R | beetlebase | Vector Biology | Science | genome sequence | Medicine and Health Sciences
Background The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the principal vector of the Dengue and yellow fever viruses. During feeding, an adult female can take up more than its own body weight in vertebrate blood. After a blood meal females excrete large amounts of urine through their...