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Advances in Disease Vector Research

  • Kerry F. Harris

Part of the Advances in Disease Vector Research book series (VECTOR, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Alexander S. Raikhel
    Pages 1-39
  3. Werner J. Kloft
    Pages 41-66
  4. Diane E. Ullman, John J. Cho, Ronald F. L. Mau, Wayne B. Hunter, Daphne M. Westcot, Diana M. Custer
    Pages 195-240
  5. Thomas L. German, Diane E. Ullman, U. B. Gunashinghe
    Pages 241-259
  6. Gaylord I. Mink
    Pages 261-281
  7. Edward S. Sylvester, Jean Richardson
    Pages 313-341
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 343-367

About this book

Introduction

Volume 9 in this series consists of four chapters on vectors that affect human or animal health and six chapters on plant pathogens and their vectors. In Chapter 1, Alex S. Raikhel discusses vitellogenesis in mosquitoes: the cornerstone of the reproductive cycle involving massive production of yolk precursors by the fat body and their accumulation in developing oocytes. In anautogeneous mosquitoes, vitellogenesis is dependent on the availability of a blood meal and, as a consequence, is linked to transmission of pathogens. Therefore, elucidation of mechanisms governing the mosquito vitellogenesis is critical for the successful development of novel strategies in vector and disease management. Previous reviews on mosquito vitellogenesis have dealt predominantly with hormonal control. The goal of this review, however, is to summarize significant progress which has been achieved in understanding mosquito vitellogenesis at the cellular, biochemical and molecular levels. It is with these disciplines that we expect to fully understand the mechanisms governing this key process in mosquito reproduction.

Keywords

Pathogen anatomy animals biology ecology epidemiology infection morphology plant pathology protozoa systematics vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerry F. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Virus-Vector Research Laboratory, Department of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2910-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7716-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2910-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-6112
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