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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 751-758
Bioline Code: oc95151
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 751-758

 en The Influence of Sugars and Amino Acids on the Blood-feeding Behaviour, Oviposition and Longevity of Laboratory Colony of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae)
Nataly A Souza; Claudia A Andrade-Coelho; Andre F Barbosa; Mauricio L Vilela; Elizabeth F Rangel & Maria P Deane

Abstract

Schneider's Drosophila medium, a complex amino acid rich
medium was tested alone and with seven different sugars for
some aspects of the biology of Lutzomyia longipalpis.
Statistically significant results were obtained when sucrose
was used alone, indicating that among the sugars tested, this
is still the most suitable and practical one for the
maintenance of L. longipalpis colonies. However, the addition
of Schneider's medium to a pool of different sugars, was
suggested to be related with the acceptance of the first and
second blood meals and to longevity, these being, obviously,
quite relevant aspects when transmission experiments are
contemplated.

Keywords
Lutzomyia longipalpis - carbohydrates - amino acids - honeydew - biology

 
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