Observations on the basal follicle numbers developed per female of two strains of Aedes aegypti after being fed on hosts with different levels of microfilariae of Brugia pahangi.

Autor(es): Gaaboub I A

Resumo: Results indicate that there is a significant correlation between the density of Brugia pahangi microfilariae on which Aedes aegypti feed, the mean number of infective larvae produced per mosquito, and the mean number of basal follicles developed per female. When the density of microfilariae in cat's blood was high, the mean number of basal follicles developed per female was proportionally lower. It is concluded that the infected mosquitos show a significant drop in numbers of basal follicles produced per female. Both in the susceptible and refractory mosquito strains infected with B. pahangi, there was a negative linear correlation between parasite load and the number of basal follicles developed per female following their infecting blood meal.

Imprenta: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, v. 28, n. 2, p. 203-207, 1976

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0022-2011(76)90123-3

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 1976