Wolbachia Infection Reduces Blood-Feeding Success in the Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti

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Turley, Andrew P. ; Moreira, Luciano A. ; O'Neill, Scott L. ; McGraw, Elizabeth A. (2009)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, volume 3, issue 9 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2734393, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000516
  • Subject: RC955-962 | Research Article | RA1-1270 | Ecology/Behavioral Ecology | Public aspects of medicine | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti was recently transinfected with a life-shortening strain of the endosymbiont Wolbachia pipientis (wMelPop) as the first step in developing a biocontrol strategy for dengue virus transmission. In addition to life-shortening, the wMe... View more
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