Immunologic Identification of Arthropod Blood Meals.
Annual summary rept. no. 5, 1 Apr 74-31 Mar 75,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
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Feeding patterns of the mosquitoes collected in the Northeastern part of the Sacramento Valley of California were studied. Seventeen mosquito species were collected during the course of this study which commenced in 1969 and ran through the mosquito season of 1973. The two major species collected were Culex tarsalis and Anopheles freeborni. Culex tarsalis was catholic in its feeding patterns and Anopheles freeborni preferred mammals. New developments were directed toward increasing the sensitivity of the passive hemagglutination inhibition test PHI. Preliminary data indicates that sheep red blood cells SRBC 2 - 4 weeks old may be more sensitive in the PHI system than fresh SRBC. Other data showed that SRBC treated with pyruvic aldehyde, conjugated and stored at -70C for 56 days in phosphate buffered saline, were relatively stable.
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