LACV maintenance in nature may also be assisted by a mating advantage for Ae. triseriatus females infected with LACV. In this study, LACV transovarially-infected female mosquitoes become inseminated faster than uninfected mosquitoes, and this could increase the chance for transovarial transmission as well as venereal transmission of the virus. The evolutionary and maintenance potential of LACV was investigated in this dissertation and the results provide insight into the determinants of arbovirus emergence and epidemic potential in nature.... analysis (Figure 2.5-2.7 and Tables 2.4 and 2.5). The analyses for genome sequence polymorphism, nucleotide substitution, distance matrix, and sequence identity matrix revealed different haplotypes present in LACV-infected mosquitoes.
|Title||:||Investigations of the Evolutionary, Epidemic, and Maintenance Potential of La Crosse Virus|
|Author||:||Sara M. Reese|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|