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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Vector competence of Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 exposed to different densities of microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy,1856)
Author: de Carvalho, GA
Alves, LC
Maia, RC
de Andrade, CFS
Ratnos, RAD
Faustino, MAD
Abstract: Vector competence of Cuter quinquefascictus Say, 1823 exposed to different densities of microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856). The metropolitan region of Recife, Brazil is endemic for Dirofilaria immitis and has an environment favorable to the development of Culex quinquefasciatus. The goal of this study was to evaluate the vector competence of the Cx. quinquefasciatus RECIFE population for D. immitis transmission. A total of 2.104 females of Cx. quinquefasciatus RECIFE population were exposed to different densities of D. immitis microfilariae blood meals, ranging from 1,820 to 2,900 mf/ml of blood, in a natural membrane apparatus. The results showed a variation between 92.3% and 98.8% of females fed. The exposure of the Cx. quinquefasciatus RECIFE population to different densities of microfilariac did not influence the mortality of the mosquitoes. Infective larvae from D. immitis were observed in the Malpighian tubules beginning on the 12(th) day, whereas larvae were observed in the head and proboscis beginning oil the 13(th) day following infection. The vector efficiency index (VEI) presented by the mosquitoes ranged front 7.8 to 56.5. The data demonstrates that the Cx. quinquefasciatus RECIFE population has great potential for the transmission of D. immitis, as it allowed the development of the filarid until the infectious stage at the different densities of microfilariae to which it was exposed.
Subject: Biology
experimental infections
mosquitoes
Country: Brasil
Editor: Soc Brasileira Entomologia
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2008
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