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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. s1, 2013, pp. 11-17
Bioline Code: oc13183
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. s1, 2013, pp. 11-17

 en History of domestication and spread of Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources - A Review
Powell, Jeffrey R. & Tabachnick, Walter J.

Abstract

The adaptation of insect vectors of human diseases to breed in human habitats (domestication) is one of the most important phenomena in medical entomology. Considerable data are available on the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources in this regard and here we integrate the available information including genetics, behaviour, morphology, ecology and biogeography of the mosquito, with human history. We emphasise the tremendous amount of variation possessed by Ae. aegypti for virtually all traits considered. Typological thinking needs to be abandoned to reach a realistic and comprehensive understanding of this important vector of yellow fever, dengue and Chikungunya.

Keywords
Aedes aegypti; history biogeography; domestication; arboviruses

 
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