Effect of temperature and insecticide stresses on Aedes aegypti larvae and their influence on the susceptibility of mosquitoes to dengue-2 virus.

@article{Yadav2005EffectOT,
  title={Effect of temperature and insecticide stresses on Aedes aegypti larvae and their influence on the susceptibility of mosquitoes to dengue-2 virus.},
  author={Pragya D Yadav and Pradip V Barde and Mangesh Damodar Gokhale and Veena C. Vipat and Akhilesh C. Mishra and Jitendra Kumar Pal and D. T. Mourya},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={1139-44}
}
Two major factors, higher temperatures and the application of insecticides, can drastically alter the genetic structure of a vector mosquito population. Due to these two stresses, the majority of the population gets wiped out, but the ones that withstand the stress and survive are likely to pass on survivability, and have an altered physiology. Our study shows that exposures to higher temperatures and DDT during the larval stage affects their susceptibility as adult mosquitoes to the DEN-2… CONTINUE READING