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Characterizing a mosquito gut bacterial community
Author(s):Kemp, Janet A.; Lang, Gail M.; DuTeau, Nancy M.
Mosquitoes are common vectors of devastating diseases that infect both humans and animals. Methods of control, such as insecticides and vaccines, are losing their effectiveness. Alternative strategies need to be considered. ...
Characterization of the bacterial midgut community of wild-caught Aedes aegypti
Author(s):Shimizu, Julia; DuTeau, Nancy M.
It is estimated that 10 to the 14th power microbes make the human gut home, outnumbering the total number of cells in the body. The importance of microbes in the digestive system of mammals is fairly well known. However ...