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Dissection of Midgut and Salivary Glands from Ae. aegypti Mosquitoes Video (Video) | JoVE

DOI :

10.3791/228-v

3:31 min

July 4th, 2007

July 4th, 2007

33,992 Views

1Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine (UCI), 2Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

The mosquito midgut and salivary glands are key entry and exit points for vector pathogens like Plasmodium falciparum and the dengue virus. This video demonstrates the dissection techniques for removing the midgut and salivary glands from Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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