Artificial Diets for Mosquitoes
AbstractMosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more than a million human deaths every year. Modern mosquito control strategies such as sterile insect technique (SIT), release of insects carrying a dominant lethal (RIDL), population replacement strategies (PR), and Wolbachia-based strategies require the rearing of large numbers of mosquitoes in culture for continuous release over an extended period of time. Anautogenous mosquitoes require essential nutrients for egg production, which they obtain through the acquisition and digestion of a protein-rich blood meal. Therefore, mosquito mass production in laboratories and other facilities relies on vertebrate blood from live animal hosts. However, vertebrate blood is expensive to acquire and hard to store for longer times especially under field conditions. This review discusses older and recent studies that were aimed at the development of artificial diets for mosquitoes in order to replace vertebrate blood. View Full-Text
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Gonzales, K.K.; Hansen, I.A. Artificial Diets for Mosquitoes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1267.
Gonzales KK, Hansen IA. Artificial Diets for Mosquitoes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(12):1267.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gonzales, Kristina K.; Hansen, Immo A. 2016. "Artificial Diets for Mosquitoes." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 12: 1267.
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