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Isolation and Biochemical Characterizations of Mid Gut Microbiota of Culex (Culex quinquefasciatus) Mosquitoes in Some Urban Sub Urban & Rural Areas of West Bengal.

Author(s): Rahul Kumar | Amit Chattopadhyay | Santanu Maitra | Satarupa Paul | Pranab Kr. Banerjee

Journal: Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
ISSN 2320-7078

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Culex | Gut-Microbiota | Biochemical Characteristics | Basal Immunity

Mosquitoes, in general are medically important vectors of many diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Filariasis, which are a great challenge for public health in many countries. All animals and plants establish symbiotic relationship with microbes. Mosquitoes can be considered as an holobiont units in which the host (mosquito) and its microbiota are involved in complex reciprocal multipartite interaction such as host reproduction and survival, protection against natural enemies. This naturally acquired microbial flora can modulate the mosquitos’ vectorial capacity by inhibiting the development of pathogen. But enough care has not been under taken regarding the biochemical characterization of Culex mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus) in West Bengal. Therefore a preliminary investigation have been undertaken for the determination of biochemical characterization such as gram staining, pattern of growth, detection of economically important enzyme as well as antibiotic susceptibility assay of midgut bacterial isolates of Culex (Culex quinquefasciatus) in some urban, sub-urban and rural areas of West Bengal.
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