Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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MALDI-TOF MS

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4742-1

This term is an abbreviation of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, which represents a method for the quick identification of 38 Central European culicid species caught in the field (including newly invaded species such as Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus. This database is constantly enlarged.

Further Reading

  1. Mathis A et al (2014) Protein profiling for arthropod vector identification: need for concerted action? In: Proceedings Paratrop, Zurich, p 57Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany