Identification and Characterization of Seminal Fluid Proteins in the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus

@inproceedings{Boes2014IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and Characterization of Seminal Fluid Proteins in the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus},
  author={Kathryn E. Boes and Jos{\'e} M C Ribeiro and Alex Wong and Laura C Harrington and Mariana F Wolfner and Laura K. Sirot},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is an important vector for pathogens that affect human health, including the viruses that cause dengue and Chikungunya fevers. It is also one of the world's fastest-spreading invasive species. For these reasons, it is crucial to identify strategies for controlling the reproduction and spread of this mosquito. During mating, seminal fluid proteins (Sfps) are transferred from male mosquitoes to females, and these Sfps modulate female behavior and… CONTINUE READING
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