Consuelo Gomez-Machorro

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A population genetic analysis of Aedes aegypti was conducted among 38 collections from throughout coastal regions of Mexico. Multiple collections were made within 5 cities to examine local patterns of gene flow. Single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis was used to screen for variation in a 387-bp region of the Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide(More)
BACKGROUND The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue virus (DENV) infection in humans, and DENV is the most important arbovirus across most of the subtropics and tropics worldwide. The early time periods after infection with DENV define critical cellular processes that determine ultimate success or failure of the virus to establish(More)
Quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting the ability of the Aedes aegypti midgut to become infected with Dengue 2 virus (DEN2) were mapped in the F5 generation of an advanced intercross line (AIL). A strain of Ae. aegypti previously selected for DEN2 susceptibility was crossed to a new strain selected for refractoriness to midgut infection. In P1 and F1(More)
BACKGROUND Aedes aegypti is the primary mosquito vector for dengue virus (DENV) worldwide. Infectivity of dengue virus varies among natural populations of this mosquito. How A. aegypti responds to DENV infection relative to which genes and associated pathways contribute to its differential susceptibility as a vector is not well defined. METHODS/PRINCIPAL(More)
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the principal vector that transmits dengue virus (DENV) to humans. The primary factors that trigger a susceptible or refractory interaction of A. aegypti with DENV are not well understood. In this study, our aim is to characterize the influence of vector genotype on differential gene expression of susceptible vs. refractory A.(More)
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