Cell death and regeneration in the midgut of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus.

@article{Okuda2007CellDA,
  title={Cell death and regeneration in the midgut of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus.},
  author={Kendi Okuda and F{\'a}bio Marques de Almeida and Renato Arruda Mortara and H. Jochen Krieger and Osvaldo Marinotti and Alcira Tania Bijovsky},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1307-15}
}
Haematophagy, the utilization of blood as food, has evolved independently among insects such as mosquitoes, bedbugs, fleas, and others. Accordingly, several distinct biological adaptations have occurred in order to facilitate the finding, ingestion and digestion of blood from vertebrate sources. Although blood meals are essential for survival and reproduction of these insects, mechanical and chemical stresses are caused by the ingestion of a sizable meal (frequently twice or more times the… CONTINUE READING

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