Peritrophic membrane formation and the midgut barrier to arboviral infection in the mosquito, Culex tarsalis Coquillett (Insecta, Diptera).

@article{Houk1979PeritrophicMF,
  title={Peritrophic membrane formation and the midgut barrier to arboviral infection in the mosquito, Culex tarsalis Coquillett (Insecta, Diptera).},
  author={E J Houk and F Obie and James L. Hardy},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={1979},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
The formation of the peritrophic membrane in adult female mosquitoes, Culex tarsalis, was examined by light and electron microscopy. The initial evidence of secretion of peritrophic membrane precursors occurred at 8-12 h after ingestion of the bloodmeal. Morphogenesis of the peritrophic membrane occurred within 12-16 h after the initial secretion; culminating with a fibrous, multilayered peritrophic membrane 20-24 h after bloodmeal ingestion. A discussion of the potential participation of the… CONTINUE READING

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