Serosal cuticle formation and distinct degrees of desiccation resistance in embryos of the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti, Anopheles aquasalis and Culex quinquefasciatus.

@article{Vargas2014SerosalCF,
  title={Serosal cuticle formation and distinct degrees of desiccation resistance in embryos of the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti, Anopheles aquasalis and Culex quinquefasciatus.},
  author={Helena Carolina Martins Vargas and Luana Cristina Farnesi and Ademir Jesus Martins and Denise Valle and Gustavo L Rezende},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={54-60}
}
Given their medical importance, mosquitoes have been studied as vectors of parasites since the late 1800's. However, there are still many gaps concerning some aspects of their biology, such as embryogenesis. The embryonic desiccation resistance (EDR), already described in Aedes and Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, is a peculiar trait. Freshly laid eggs are… CONTINUE READING