Fitness advantages in multiple blood-feeding: the Aedes aegypti example

  title={Fitness advantages in multiple blood-feeding: the Aedes aegypti example},
  author={John D. Edman},
Only a few of the over three thousand species of mosquitoes in the world have evolved a close association with human settlements (i.e. domestic habits) and a subsequent heavy reliance on humans as their primary blood source. These include the most important vectors of human parasitic diseases, i.e., malaria, dengue and filariasis. Representatives of all three major mosquito genera have made this transition from wild to domestic environments, so this association seems to have evolved… CONTINUE READING

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