Molecular characterization of Aedes aegypti in West Bengal by using ITS2 Primer
Author(s): Rishabh Sen, Anindita Datta and Pranab Kumar Banerjee
Abstract:Aedes aegypti is the primary vector for the spread of human arboviruses such as the chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. Since there is no vaccination or antiviral medicine available, controlling this mosquito population is essential to prevent diseases. In this study molecular characterization based on ITS2 was carried out on Aedes aegypti isolated from five districts of West Bengal. The NCBI BLAST software was used for the bioinformatics analysis. These findings imply that these isolates from the five districts are related to other strains found on the Asian and American continents, possibly due to the same origin. Therefore, precise vector identification is a key component in the development of strategies that could effectively manage diseases that are transmitted by vectors.