The Effect of Preservation Methods on Predicting Mosquito Age by Near Infrared Spectroscopy

@inproceedings{Dowell2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Preservation Methods on Predicting Mosquito Age by Near Infrared Spectroscopy},
  author={Floyd E. Dowell and Aline Edith Mekeu Noutcha and Kristin Michel},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011}
}
Determining mosquito age is important to evaluate vector control programs because the ability to transmit diseases is age dependent. Current age-grading techniques require dissection or RNA extraction. Near infrared spectroscopy has been used to rapidly and nondestructively determine the age of fresh mosquitoes and specimens stored in RNAlater, but other preservation techniques have not been examined. Thus, in this study, we investigate whether age can be predicted from insects preserved by… CONTINUE READING
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