Off-campus FIU users: To download campus-access content, please use the following link to log in to our proxy server with your FIU library username and password.
Non-FIU users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this content through interlibrary loan.
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The Yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), a common vector for the pathogens that cause diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, and Zika, has become highly adapted to living alongside humans, especially in the climate of south Florida. With the continued use of insecticides around the world, field populations of Ae. aegypti have become less susceptible to vector control measures through biochemical, physiological, and behavioral adaptations. Multiple organisms have been shown to possess circadian regulation of toxic agent susceptibility, and since other crucial life processes that are circadian influenced have been linked to resistance of insecticides, mosquitoes that are more resistant may show a difference in these linked behaviors. Locomotory activity is one such behavior. Field-collected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes kept under LD 14:10 at 27 °C were collected and cross-analyzed with Geographic Information System (GIS) maps of insecticide spraying activity and other environmental determinants of vector abundance in Miami-Dade County. Evidence of night-time activity was observed in field groups of Ae. aegypti, which is a diurnal species. Locomotion activity counts of most wild groups were also significantly different than the laboratory strain and did not show a peak at “dawn” in the laboratory. Knowing when field populations are most active could be applied in control programs on the basis of chronotoxicology.
Quiñones, Jessica, "Mapping Circadian Rhythm: An Analysis of Locomotor Activity in Field-Collected Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes" (2020). Department of Biological Sciences - Undergraduate Honors Theses. 100.
In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).