ID#: 9533
Description: Caption:
This image depicts a left anterior-oblique view of a female, Aedes aegypti mosquito, which was from a strain of mosquitoes named LVP-IB12, an acronym representing the fact that these mosquitoes were derived from the Liverpool strain (LVP), and that they were inbred 12 times (IB12), in order to create a more homogeneous genotype. Also, of great importance, is the additional fact that this species is being used in the A. aegypti Genome Sequencing Project. Though the mosquito’s geographical origin is not known, it is believed to be somewhere in Africa. In the background, you are able to see the mosquito’s red, swollen abdomen, due to its newly obtained blood meal.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Paul I. Howell, MPH; Prof. Frank Hadley Collins
Creation Date: 2007
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.