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Physiological systems in insects
- M. Klowden
There are about 10 quintillion insects in the world divided into more than 1 million known species, and some scientists believe there may be more than 30 million species. As the largest living group… Expand
Effect of body size on host seeking and blood meal utilization in Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae): the disadvantage of being small.
The survival, metabolic reserves, and host-seeking response of unfed Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto females of different size classes were investigated from 1 to 6 d after emergence. In… Expand
Endocrine aspects of mosquito reproduction
- M. Klowden
Blood ingestion by the female mosquito initiates a series of endocrine events that is dominated by juvenile hormone, ecdysteroids, and several peptide hormones, resulting in the maturation of a batch… Expand
Factors affecting the transmission of salmonella by flies: natural resistance to colonization and bacterial interference.
Groups of immobilized gnotobiotic houseflies, Musca domestica L., were mono-contaminated with graded doses of Salmonella typhimurium, bicontaminated with S. typhimurium and Proteus mirabilis, and… Expand
Endogenous regulation of mosquito host-seeking behavior by a neuropeptide
Abstract Most species of mosquitoes must engage in host-seeking behavior to find a vertebrate host and ingest a meal of blood in order to initiate and complete each oogenic cycle. Female Aedes… Expand
Blood meal size as a factor affecting continued host-seeking by Aedes aegypti (L.).
The effect of ingested blood on the host-seeking response of two strains of Aedes aegypti was examined. Using an olfactometer, females fed partial blood meals were scored for host-seeking behavior… Expand
Humoral inhibition of host-seeking in Aedes aegypti during oöcyte maturation.
Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were given 1 μl blood enemas, and their subsequent host-seeking behaviour determined in an olfactometer. Those females failing to develop eggs consistently responded… Expand
The check is in the male: male mosquitoes affect female physiology and behavior.
- M. Klowden
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of the American Mosquito Control…
- 1 June 1999
The accessory glands of male mosquitoes may produce substances that are transferred to females during mating and alter female physiology and behavior. The effects of male substances include the… Expand
Correlation of nutritional reserves with a critical weight for pupation in larval Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
The relationships between the readiness of fourth instar Aedes aegypti to metamorphose and their weight, nutritional reserves and sex were examined. Both the critical larval weight required for… Expand
Abdominal distention terminates subsequent host-seeking behaviour of Aedes aegypti following a blood meal.
Abstract The failure of Aedes aegypti females to engage in host-seeking behaviour following a replete blood meal was investigated. Abdominal distention appears to be responsible for this immediate… Expand