Igor Sharakhov, an associate professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences said that the physical genome map developed in this study will guide efforts to significantly improve the genome assembly for the yellow fever mosquito
and will facilitate more advanced studies of the genome organization and chromosome evolution in mosquitoes.
A worldwide survey of genetic variation in the yellow fever mosquito
, Aedes aegypti.
While the effects of those differences on many plants and animals remains a mystery, the research shows the effects of octenol's dual structure on the yellow fever mosquito
and adds to scientists' understanding of how mosquitoes sense the world around them.
Genetic selection of a flavivirus-refractory strain of the yellow fever mosquito
Dengue fever is spread by tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) and yellow fever mosquitoes
(Aedes aegypti), and eggs of these two insects can hatch up to 3 and 6 months after drying.
In the lab, the researchers released female yellow fever mosquitoes
into a wind tunnel they built, and filmed their flight paths.
The study was conducted on yellow fever mosquitoes
, which carry that virus as well as dengue (den-GAY) fever virus, which causes a potentially lethal infection that affects millions of humans annually.
Field epidemiological observations on human activities that promote the breeding of yellow fever mosquitoes
in some parts of Nigeria.
New tools for surveillance of adult yellow fever mosquitoes
: comparision of trap catches with human landing rates in an urban environment.