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Published on Feb 11, 2019
Dick R. Nässel57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Stockholm University),
Dennis Pauls10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Würzburg),
Wolf Huetteroth (Leipzig University)
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Clément Vinauger8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Allen J. Moore48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Georgia),
Kyle M. Benowitz6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Arizona)
Parental care is expected to be one of the key evolutionary precursors to advanced social behavior. This suggests that there could be common genetic underpinnings to both parental care and sociality. However, little is known of the genetics underlying care. Here, we suggest that ethological predictions of behavioral precursors to care along with a genetic toolkit for behavior provide testable hypotheses and a defined approach to investigating genetics of sociality. We call this the ‘precursor hy...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Joshua B. Benoit32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Cincinnati),
Claudio R. Lazzari34
Estimated H-index: 34
(François Rabelais University)
+ 1 AuthorsChloé Lahondère5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Virginia Tech)
Blood feeding in arthropods has evolved in multiple lineages. This feeding preference provides a source of ample proteins and lipids for egg production and survival, but ingestion of a large warm blood-meal can boost the arthropod’s body temperature 15°-20 °C within seconds to minutes. This represents one of, if not the most, rapid thermal change documented under a natural setting. Here, we describe mechanisms of thermoregulation and thermotolerance in arthropods during blood feeding. The abilit...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Marcela Nouzova14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Florida International University),
Mark E. Clifton5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Fernando G. Noriega30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Florida International University)
Mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Malaria are critical threats to public health in many parts of the world. Female mosquitoes have evolved multiple adaptive mechanisms to hematophagy, including the ability to efficiently draw and digest blood, as well as the ability to eliminate excess fluids and toxic by-products of blood digestion. Pathogenic agents enter the mosquito digestive tract with the blood meal and need to travel through the midgut and into the hemocele in...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Samuel V. Arsenault2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Georgia),
Karl M. Glastad4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Pennsylvania),
Brendan G. Hunt18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Georgia)
The study of the major transition to eusociality presents several challenges to researchers, largely resulting from the importance of complex behavioral phenotypes and the shift from individual to group level selection. These challenges are being met with corresponding technological improvements. Advances in resource development for non-model taxa, behavioral tracking, nucleic acid sequencing, and reverse genetics are facilitating studies of hypotheses that were previously intractable. These inn...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
David Carrasco1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Montpellier),
Thierry Lefèvre5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Montpellier)
+ 3 AuthorsAnna Cohuet3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Montpellier)
Behavioural resistance to insecticides may be an important factor restraining the efficacy of vector control against mosquito-transmitted diseases. However, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying such behavioural resistance remains sparse. In this review, we focus on the behavioural adaptations of mosquito vectors in response to the use of insecticides and provide a general framework for guiding future investigations. We present our review of vector behaviour in the field and a conceptua...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Mathieu Sicard16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Montpellier),
Manon Bonneau3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Montpellier),
Mylène Weill34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Montpellier)
To protect humans and domestic animals from mosquito borne diseases, alternative methods to chemical insecticides have to be found. Pilot studies using the vertically transmitted bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia were already launched in different parts of the world. Wolbachia can be used either in Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT), to decrease mosquito population, or to decrease the ability of mosquitoes to transmit pathogens. Not all mosquito species are naturally infected with Wolbachia : wh...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Current opinion in insect science 4.17
Romina B. Barrozo14
Estimated H-index: 14
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