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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2014)
Studies on mid gut microbiota of wild caught Culex (Culex quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes from Barasat (North 24 Parganas) of West Bengal
Author(s): Abhishek Pal, Chandan Rai, Arindam Roy and Pranab Kr Banerjee
Abstract: Mosquitoes are haematophagous insects that serve as obligate intermediate host for numerous diseases like Filaria, Malaria, Dengue, etc. Mosquitoes can be considered as a holobiont units in which host (mosquitoes) and its gut microbiota are involved in a complex reciprocal interaction. The naturally acquired microbiota can modulate mosquitos’ vectorial capacity by inhibiting the development of pathogens. But, enough care has not been taken in West Bengal to investigate on the midgut microbiota of Culex mosquitoes. Therefore, a preliminary attempt has been undertaken to study the morphology, growth pattern and antibiotic susceptibility of midgut microbiota of Culex (Culex quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes collected from Barasat areas (North 24 Parganas) of West Bengal.
Bar diagram showing mean zone inhibition of four gut bacterial isolates from each Morphotype of sample B2 against nine antibiotics
How to cite this article:
Abhishek Pal, Chandan Rai, Arindam Roy, Pranab Kr Banerjee. Studies on mid gut microbiota of wild caught Culex (Culex quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes from Barasat (North 24 Parganas) of West Bengal. Int J Mosq Res 2014;1(2):41-47.