The midgut bacterial flora of wild Aedes triseriatus, Culex pipiens, and Psorophora columbiae mosquitoes.

@article{Demaio1996TheMB,
  title={The midgut bacterial flora of wild Aedes triseriatus, Culex pipiens, and Psorophora columbiae mosquitoes.},
  author={J Demaio and Charles B. Pumpuni and Marijo G. Kent and John C Beier},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={219-23}
}
The midgut bacterial flora of wild-caught Aedes triseriatus, Culex pipiens, and Psorophora columbiae mosquitoes was investigated. Dissected midgut contents were examined using quantitative aerobic bacterial cultures. Individual colonies (n = 134) were subcultured and identified to species. Midgut bacterial counts changed dramatically during mosquito development. A 280-1,100-fold decrease in the bacterial population occurred between the larval stage and pupal emergence, whereas a subsequent 70… CONTINUE READING

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