Polyandry Depends on Postmating Time Interval in the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti.

  title={Polyandry Depends on Postmating Time Interval in the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti.},
  author={Ethan C. Degner and Laura C Harrington},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={94 4},
Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of the dengue and chikungunya viruses. After mating, male seminal fluid molecules cause females to become unreceptive to a subsequent mating. This response is often assumed to be immediate and complete, but a growing body of evidence suggests that some females do mate more than once. It is unknown how quickly a female becomes unreceptive to a second mating. Furthermore, the degree to which she remains monandrous after laying several batches of eggs has not… CONTINUE READING
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