Accession Number : ADA602755


Title :   The Genetics of Chemoreception in the Labella and Tarsi of Aedes aegypti


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE BELTSVILLE MD


Personal Author(s) : Sparks, Jackson T ; Bohbot, Jonathan D ; Dickens, Joseph C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602755.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti is a major vector of human diseases, such as dengue, yellow fever chikungunya and West Nile viruses. Chemoreceptor organs on the labella and tarsi are involved in human host evaluation and thus serve as potential foci for the disruption of blood feeding behavior. In addition to host detection, these contact chemoreceptors mediate feeding, oviposition and conspecific recognition; however, the molecular landscape of chemoreception in these tissues remains mostly uncharacterized. Here we report the expression profile of all putative chemoreception genes in the labella and tarsi of both sexes of adult Ae. aegypti and discuss their possible roles in the physiology and behavior of this important disease vector.


Descriptors :   *AEDES , *CHEMORECEPTORS , *GENETICS , *PROTEINS , DISEASE VECTORS , OLFACTORY NERVE , RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , TASTE , TISSUES(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Biology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE