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Aedes aegypti

Not Open Access | Increased survivorship following bacterial infection by the mosquito Aedes aegypti as compared to Anopheles gambiae correlates with increased transcriptional induction of antimicrobial peptides

June 14, 2012 - 09:44 -- Patrick Sampao
Sarah A. Coggins, Tania Y. Estévez-Lao, Julián F. Hillyer
Developmental & Comparative Immunology, Volume 37, Issues 3–4, July 2012, Pages 390-401

MalariaWorldHere, we present a comparative analysis of the antimicrobial responses of two distantly related disease vectors: Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae. Survival studies showed that Ae. aegypti are more proficient in surviving a bacterial infection than An. gambiae, and this correlates with Ae. aegypti’s superior ability to kill bacteria in their hemocoels.

Mosquito age and susceptibility to insecticides

April 26, 2011 - 14:03 -- Patrick Sampao
Shavanthi Rajatileka, Joseph Burhani, Hilary Ranson
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 105, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 247-253

This study investigated the impact of senescence and blood feeding on insecticide induced mortality in six different mosquito populations and found higher mortality after insecticide exposure in older mosquitoes in three populations of Aedes aegypti and two Anopheles gambiae populations.

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Coadaptation of isoacceptor tRNA genes and codon usage bias for translation efficiency in Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae

March 7, 2011 - 08:24 -- Patrick Sampao
S. K. Behura, D. W. Severson
Insect Molecular Biology, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 177–187, April 2011

Our results suggest that these genes and the related pathways may be under translational selection in these mosquitoes.

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