An insight into the sialotranscriptome of the non-blood feeding Toxorhynchites amboinensis mosquito.


All adult mosquitoes take sugar meals, and most adult females also take blood meals to develop eggs. Salivary glands (SG) of males are thus much smaller and do not contain many of the antihemostatic and antiinflammatory compounds found in females. In the past 5 years, transcriptome analyses have identified nearly 70 different genes expressed in adult female… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2007.12.006