History of domestication and spread of Aedes aegypti--a review.

Autor(es): Powell Jeffrey R; Tabachnick Walter J

Resumo: The adaptation of insect vectors of human diseases to breed in human habitats (domestication) is one of the most important phenomena in medical entomology. Considerable data are available on the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti in this regard and here we integrate the available information including genetics, behaviour, morphology, ecology and biogeography of the mosquito, with human history. We emphasise the tremendous amount of variation possessed by Ae. aegypti for virtually all traits considered. Typological thinking needs to be abandoned to reach a realistic and comprehensive understanding of this important vector of yellow fever, dengue and Chikungunya.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes aegypti; History biogeography; Domestication; Arboviruses

Imprenta: Memo?rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 108, supl. 1, p. 11-17, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1590/0074-0276130395

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Arbovirus ; Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Chikungunya Fever ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2013