Duration and dose-dependency of female sexual receptivity responses to seminal fluid proteins in Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti mosquitoes.

@article{Helinski2012DurationAD,
  title={Duration and dose-dependency of female sexual receptivity responses to seminal fluid proteins in Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti mosquitoes.},
  author={Michelle E. H. Helinski and Prasit Deewatthanawong and Laura K. Sirot and Mariana F Wolfner and Laura C Harrington},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={1307-13}
}
Male mosquitoes transfer seminal fluid proteins (hereafter 'SFPs') during mating. These proteins can have profound effects on female behavior in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti and the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus. SFPs are thought to be responsible for female refractoriness to mating in both species. However, only limited information is available about the duration of induced refractoriness or the quantity of SFPs required to be effective in Ae. albopictus. Here, we tested the… CONTINUE READING