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Large-scale patterns in the seasonal abundance profiles of the arboviral mosquito vectors Culex tarsalis Coquillett and the species of the Culex pipiens complex were described based on a decade of counts from 868 New Jersey light traps located throughout the urban and agricultural areas of California. Mean seasonal abundance profiles varied markedly among(More)
LETTERS 489 Livermore Lab Head: C. B. Tarter * Viral Recombination in Transgenic Plants: M. Mellon and J. Rissler; G. Bruening and B. W. Falk * Adolescent Health Study: D. Alexander; Eds. * Proposed NSF Violence Center: J. A. Mercy * Element Naming: E. K. Hulet * Inhibition of Rev-Mediated HIV-1 Expression: Retraction: M. Campbell, B. K. Felber, G.(More)
More than 75,000 immature mosquitoes in three genera were collected from coastal California, reared to the adult stage, and tested for virus by plaque assay in Vero cell cultures. Twenty-six strains of Morro Bay (MB) virus, a newly recognized member of the California (CAL) serogroup, were isolated from Aedes squamiger, a pestiferous salt marsh mosquito(More)
Eight previously untyped Bunyamwera serogroup bunyaviruses that had been isolated from mosquitoes collected in California and Oregon between 1969 and 1985, were identified by cross-neutralization tests. Four viruses from Anopheles freeborni and a virus from Aedes sierrensis collected in Butte County in the Central Valley of California in 1970-71 were shown(More)
Two strains of St. Louis encephalitis virus were isolated from overwintering mosquitoes collected in Maryland and Pennsylvania during January and February 1977. There isolations from Culex pipiens constitute evidence that a mosquito-borne flavivirus can persist in a vector mosquito in temperate climates during the winter season.
The effects of method of infection and virus dose on the viremia and antibody responses of 1-wk-old chicks and after-hatching-year house finches to infection with western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) viruses were studied under laboratory conditions. Using a capillary tube technique, females from 2 strains of Culex tarsalis(More)
Gonotrophic dissociation, a condition in which the ovaries remain undeveloped in female mosquitoes that have taken a full blood meal, occurs in Culex pipiens L., when incubated at low temperature (10 degrees to 15 degrees C) with short photoperiod and held at low temperature after feeding. Gonotrophic dissociation occurred sporadically in Culex(More)