Boyer Sébastien, Toty Céline, Jacquet Maxime, Lempérière Guy, Fontenille Didier. (2012). Evidence of multiple inseminations in the field in Aedes albopictus. Plos One, 7 (8), p. e42040. ISSN 1932-6203.
Titre du document
Evidence of multiple inseminations in the field in Aedes albopictus
Année de publication
Boyer Sébastien, Toty Céline, Jacquet Maxime, Lempérière Guy, Fontenille Didier
Plos One, 2012,
7 (8), p. e42040 ISSN 1932-6203
Studies on the biology and mating behaviour of male mosquitoes are of major importance in a frame of a Sterile Insect Technique which could be used against mosquito vector species. Most particularly, the assumption of possible multiple inseminations in mosquito species must be investigated in order to optimize alternative mosquito control methods (Sterile Insect Techniques with genetically modified mosquitoes, cytoplasmic incompatibility, radiation ... ). The occurrence of multiple insemination events was investigated after 2 field samplings of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in La Reunion Island using microsatellite markers. Respectively, 14 and 13 females after the first and the second sampling laid eggs. Seven wild females out of the 27 laying females were found with a progeny involving more than one father. This result is important for the new alternative mosquito control methods and raises the importance of pre- and post-copulatory competition.
Plan de classement
Entomologie médicale / Parasitologie / Virologie