Mosquitos: Species, Distribution and Disease

Tabitha Terry (Editor)

Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
BISAC: SCI025000

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Mosquitos: Species, Distribution and Disease opens with a discussion on the potential use of plant-derived saponins as a natural larvicide to help prevent and control disease outbreaks in mosquito-infested areas. The general background of saponins, examples of saponin-containing plants and the uses of crude saponins are furthermore discussed. The authors develop practical perspectives on controlling tropical disease vectors in an eco-friendly manner.

The authors also provide updated lists of the mosquito species present in the eastern states of the Arabian Peninsula, with information on their collection sites and distribution. New records of some adults are published for the first time from Qatar. An investigation of the morbidity of epidemic vector-borne diseases is also considered.

Intracellular population dynamics of viruses under a set of biologically sound parameter values are studied, and statistical tools are used to quantify the estimability of model parameters under distinct scenarios. The resulting mathematical model can also be applied in clinical settings where there is a growing body of work on the within-host dissemination of flaviviruses.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Natural Saponins: Alternative Mosquito Controlling Agents
(Pornpailin Ingkachotivanich, Paul Alexander Page and Sarana Rose Sommano, Plant Bioactive Compound Laboratory (BAC), Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 2. Status of Mosquito Diversity of The Eastern Part of Arabian Peninsula with Focus on Qatar
(Mahmoud M. Kardousha, PhD, Department of Biological and Enviromental Science, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar)

Chapter 3. Modeling Intracellular Replication of Flaviviruses
(Gabriela Blohm, Hayriye Gulbudak, Maia Martcheva and Jose Miguel Ponciano, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, and others)

Chapter 4. Bibliography

Chapter 5. Related Nova Publications

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