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Identification of Blood Meals from Potential Arbovirus Mosquito Vectors in the Peruvian Amazon Basin

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dc.contributor.author Palermo, Pedro-M.
dc.contributor.author Aguilar, Patricia-V.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez, Juan-F.
dc.contributor.author Zorrilla, Victor
dc.contributor.author Flores-Mendoza, Carmen
dc.contributor.author Huayanay, Anibal
dc.contributor.author Guevara, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Lescano, Andres-G.
dc.contributor.author Halsey, Eric-S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:45:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5133
dc.description.abstract The transmission dynamics of many arboviruses in the Amazon Basin region have not been fully elucidated, including the vectors and natural reservoir hosts. Identification of blood meal sources in field-caught mosquitoes could yield information for identifying potential arbovirus vertebrate hosts. We identified blood meal sources in 131 mosquitoes collected from areas endemic for arboviruses in the Peruvian Department of Loreto by sequencing polymerase chain reaction amplicons of the cytochrome b gene. Psorophora (Janthinosoma) albigenu, Psorophora (Grabhamia) cingulata, Mansonia humeralis, Anopheles oswaldoi s.l., and Anopheles benarrochi s.l. had mainly anthropophilic feeding preferences; Aedes (Ochlerotatus) serratus, and Aedes (Ochlerotatus) fulvus had feeding preferences for peridomestic animals; and Culex (Melanoconion) spp. fed on a variety of vertebrates, mainly rodents (spiny rats), birds, and amphibians. On the basis of these feeding preferences, many mosquitoes could be considered as potential enzootic and bridge arbovirus vectors in the Amazon Basin of Peru. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1476-1645
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Feeding Behavior en_US
dc.subject Host-Pathogen Interactions en_US
dc.subject Aedes/virology en_US
dc.subject Amphibians/blood/parasitology/virology en_US
dc.subject Animals en_US
dc.subject Anopheles/virology en_US
dc.subject Arboviruses/isolation & purification en_US
dc.subject Birds/blood/parasitology/virology en_US
dc.subject Culex/virology en_US
dc.subject Cytochromes b/genetics/metabolism en_US
dc.subject Mosquito Vectors/virology en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Rats en_US
dc.subject Rodentia/blood/parasitology/virology en_US
dc.title Identification of Blood Meals from Potential Arbovirus Mosquito Vectors in the Peruvian Amazon Basin en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0167
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06


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