Tests for the existence of genetic determination or conditioning in host selection by Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae).

@article{ArredondoJimenez1992TestsFT,
  title={Tests for the existence of genetic determination or conditioning in host selection by Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae).},
  author={Juan Ignacio Arredondo-Jimenez and Dominic Bown and M. Hern{\'a}ndez Rodriguez and C Lizette Villarreal and Elizabeth Loyola and C E Frederickson},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={894-7}
}
The existence of sympatric populations within Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann with specific host preferences and the question of whether host selection has a genetic basis or is a learned characteristic were investigated. Progeny of wild females collected from corrals or human bait were reared in an insectary. F1 females were fed on a cow or on a human host, allowed to oviposit, and then were released in an experimental hut divided into three compartments. The side rooms occupied by two human or… CONTINUE READING