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The biology of mosquitoes. Volume 3: Transmission of viruses and interactions with bacteria.

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This latest volume of "The Biology of Mosquitoes" addresses fundamental aspects of the interactions between mosquitoes and the viruses and bacteria that infect them. Discussions in this volume include a review on the developments in the taxonomy and nomenclature of Aedine mosquitoes. It also describes host-parasite interactions and mosquito immune responses to their pathogens and bacteria, the cha...

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Arboviruses - characteristics and concepts.

This chapter contains descriptions of the classification and characteristics of mosquito-borne arboviruses (family by family). It also provides descriptions of the different modes of transmission and interactions of arboviruses with their mosquito and vertebrate hosts. Specific topics include the following: characteristics and systematics by family; arboviral transmission cycles; serological and molecular-genetic assays for arboviruses; modes of transmission to vertebrate hosts; venereal transmission; vertical transmission; survival of arboviruses through climatically adverse seasons; infection, replication and dissemination in mosquitoes; pathology of infected mosquitoes; and pathology of infected vertebrates.

Other chapters from this book

Introduction The traditional and revised classifications of aedine mosquitoes. Author(s): Clements, A. N.
Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Host/parasite interactions. Author(s): Clements, A. N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 22) Immune responses of mosquitoes. Author(s): Clements, A. N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 52) Viruses. Author(s): Clements, A. N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 174) Arboviruses - case studies of transmission. Author(s): Clements, A. N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 362) Pathogenic and symbiotic bacteria. Author(s): Clements, A. N.