Molecular Characterization and Genome Manipulation of the Mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Diseases transmitted by insects, and particularly by mosquitoes, remain some of the most important health problems in the world today. Malaria, transmitted by Anopheline mosquitoes affects approximately 489 million children per year (Stürcher, 1989). Aedes aegypti is the major urban vector of the arboviruses including yellow fever, dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). These acute diseases also affect millions of people and cause many fatalities. Urban epidemics occur frequently, making DHF a major cause of hospitalization and death of children in many Asian countries (Rudnick, 1967).
KeywordsDengue Haemorrhagic Fever Inverted Terminal Repeat rDNA Repeat Heat Shock Promoter Culture Mosquito Cell
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