The use of a chemically defined artificial diet as a tool to study Aedes aegypti physiology.

@article{Talyuli2015TheUO,
  title={The use of a chemically defined artificial diet as a tool to study Aedes aegypti physiology.},
  author={Oct{\'a}vio Augusto C Talyuli and Vanessa Bottino-Rojas and Mabel L Taracena and Ana Luiza Macedo Soares and Jos{\'e} Henrique M Oliveira and Pedro Lagerblad de Oliveira},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={83},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes obtain from vertebrate blood nutrients that are essential to oogenesis, such as proteins and lipids. As with all insects, mosquitoes do not synthesize cholesterol but take it from the diet. Here, we used a chemically defined artificial diet, hereafter referred to as Substitute Blood Meal (SBM), that was supplemented with cholesterol to test the nutritional role of cholesterol. SBM-fed and blood-fed mosquitoes were compared regarding several aspects of the insect… CONTINUE READING
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