Fatma K. Adham

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The formation and uptake of the yolk protein in the oocyte of the Asian Tiger, Aedes albopictus mosquito was investigated. Light and electron microscopy of the ovaries at early resting stage as well as the structural changes associated with yolk formation were described 16 h after blood meal. The deposition of the yolk protein in the oocyte was correlated(More)
Since Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus is the main vector of lymphatic filariasis in tropics and subtropics, the identification and quantification of this mosquito is an important task. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that morphological changes during larval development as the number of comb scale varies greatly and their complexity increases from first(More)
Ticks are blood-feeding arthropods that can affect human and animal health both directly by blood-feeding and indirectly by transmitting pathogens. The cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is one of the most economically important ectoparasites of bovines worldwide and it is responsible for the transmission of the protozoan Babesia bovis, the(More)
The structure modulation of follicular cells and the ovarian changes during fourth larval instar and pupal stage of the malaria vector mosquitoes Anopheles pharoensis Theobald were investigated using the light and electron microscopy. The generative organs consist of a pair of polytrophic ovaries (OV), which are oblong, spindle-shaped bodies, lying(More)
The histologic technique was used for its usefulness in detecting multiple blood feedings in Aedes albopictus during a single gonotrophic cycle. In a laboratory study, in which 200 blood-engorged Ae. albopictus mosquito females during a 3-day period were examined, 69% (138/200) of these females imbibed two blood meals when the interval between meals was(More)
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