Individual identification of endangered species using mosquito blood meals: a proof-of-concept study in Iberian lynx

@article{Puente2015IndividualIO,
  title={Individual identification of endangered species using mosquito blood meals: a proof-of-concept study in Iberian lynx},
  author={Josu{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez-de la Puente and Mar{\'i}a M{\'e}ndez and Santiago Ruiz and Jos{\'e} A Godoy and Ram{\'o}n Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={114},
  pages={1607-1610}
}
Host identification from mosquito blood meals has been routinely used to identify the feeding preferences of insects in studies on transmission of vector-borne pathogens. Here, we identified for the first time the susceptibility of the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) to the attack of a wild mosquito female, the mosquito Anopheles atroparvus. Furthermore, we used 11 microsatellite markers to test for the utility of vertebrate DNA isolated from insect blood meals for individual… CONTINUE READING

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