LSTM Home > LSTM Research > LSTM Online Archive

A highly stable blood meal alternative for rearing Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Baughman, Ted, Peterson, Chelsea, Ortega, Corrie, Preston, Sarah R, Paton, Christopher, Williams, Jessica, Guy, Amy, Omodei, Gavin, Johnson, Brian, Williams, Helen, O'Neill, Scott L, Ritchie, Scott A, Dobson, Stephen L and Madan, Damian (2017) 'A highly stable blood meal alternative for rearing Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 11, Issue 12, e0006142.

[img]
Preview
Text
A highly stable blood meal alternative for.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

We investigated alternatives to whole blood for blood feeding of mosquitoes with a focus on improved stability and compatibility with mass rearing programs. In contrast to whole blood, an artificial blood diet of ATP-supplemented plasma was effective in maintaining mosquito populations and was compatible with storage for extended periods refrigerated, frozen, and as a lyophilized powder. The plasma ATP diet supported rearing of both Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes. It was also effective in rearing Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes, suggesting compatibility with vector control efforts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 510 Mosquitoes
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 525 Aedes
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006142
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 17:07
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 15:35
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8052

Statistics

View details

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item