Embryonic desiccation resistance in Aedes aegypti: presumptive role of the chitinized Serosal Cuticle

Abstract

One of the major problems concerning dengue transmission is that embryos of its main vector, the mosquito Aedes aegypti, resist desiccation, surviving several months under dry conditions. The serosal cuticle (SC) contributes to mosquito egg desiccation resistance, but the kinetics of SC secretion during embryogenesis is unknown. It has been argued that… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-213X-8-82

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