Special Issue "Interactions between Arboviruses and Arthropod Vectors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2014)
Prof. Rollie Clem
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: anti-viral responses in insects; apoptosis; movement of viruses within insects
Diseases caused by arboviruses are a major public health problem in many parts of the world, with dengue cases alone numbering more than 100 million every year. However, only a small fraction of mosquitoes and other blood-feeding arthropods are able to serve as vectors for arbovirus transmission, and even within individual vector species, vector competence can vary widely between different populations. This Special Issue will focus on the interactions between arboviruses and arthropod vectors which are involved in determining whether a particular arthropod population is able to serve as a vector for a specific arbovirus. Examples of appropriate topics may include immunity pathways or antiviral responses in vectors, barriers to infection within vectors, viral genetic traits that affect transmission, and other types of interactions. Manuscripts that describe recent advances in the development of genetic tools to manipulate arbovirus-vector interactions are also welcome.
Professor Rollie Clem
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- vector competence
- innate immunity
- environmental factors
- West Nile