Are vectors able to learn about their hosts? A case study with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

@article{Alonso2003AreVA,
  title={Are vectors able to learn about their hosts? A case study with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.},
  author={Wladimir J. Alonso and Tristram D Wyatt and David W Kelly},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={665-72}
}
The way in which vectors distribute themselves amongst their hosts has important epidemiological consequences. While the role played by active host choice is largely unquestioned, current knowledge relates mostly to the innate response of vectors towards stimuli signalling the presence or quality of their hosts. Many of those cues, however, can be unpredictable, and therefore prevent the incorporation of the appropriate response into the vector's behavioural repertoire unless some sort of… CONTINUE READING

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