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Fly foregut and transmission of microbes.

Adv In Insect Phys 2019 13;57:27-95. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States.

Two areas of research that have greatly increased in attention are: dipterans as vectors and the microbes they are capable of vectoring. Because it is the front-end of the fly that first encounters these microbes, this review focuses on the legs, mouthparts, and foregut, which includes the crop as major structures involved in dipteran vectoring ability. The legs and mouthparts are generally involved in mechanical transmission of microbes. Read More

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November 2019

Mosquito Peptide Hormones: Diversity, Production, and Function.

Adv In Insect Phys 2016 14;51:145-188. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States.

Mosquitoes, like other insects, produce a diversity of peptide hormones that are processed from different precursor proteins and have a range of activities. Early studies relied on purification of bioactive peptides for hormone identification, but more recently genomic data have provided the information needed to more comprehensively identify peptide hormone genes and associated receptors. The first part of this chapter summarizes the known or predicted peptide hormones that are produced by mosquitoes. Read More

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Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels as Insecticide Targets.

Adv In Insect Phys 2014 ;46:389-433

Department of Entomology, Neuroscience and Genetics Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Voltage-gated sodium channels are critical for the generation and propagation of action potentials. They are the primary target of several classes of insecticides, including DDT, pyrethroids and sodium channel blocker insecticides (SCBIs). DDT and pyrethroids preferably bind to open sodium channels and stabilize the open state, causing prolonged currents. Read More

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January 2014

-Mosquito Interactions: A Tale of Roadblocks and Detours.

Adv In Insect Phys 2010 ;39:119-149

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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January 2010

Physiological Diversity in Insects: Ecological and Evolutionary Contexts.

Adv In Insect Phys 2006 ;33:50-152

Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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January 2006
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