A curious coincidence: mosquito biodiversity and the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus in Australasia

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dc.contributor.author Hemmerter, S
dc.contributor.author Slapeta, J
dc.contributor.author van den Hurk, A
dc.contributor.author Cooper, B
dc.contributor.author Whelan, P
dc.contributor.author Russell, R
dc.contributor.author Johansen, CA
dc.contributor.author Beebe, NW
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2007, 7 (100), pp. 1 - 11
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2148
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5726
dc.description.abstract The mosquito Culex annulirostris Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae) is the major vector of endemic arboviruses in Australia and is also responsible for the establishment of the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in southern Papua New guinea (PNG) as well as its incursions into northern Australia. papua New Guinea and mainland Australia are separated by a small stretch of water, the Torres Strait, and its islands. While there has need regular JEV activity on these islands, JEV has not established on mainland Australia despite an abundance of Cx annulirostris and porcine amplyfying hosts. Despite the public health significance of this mosquito and the fect that its adults show overlapping morphology with close relative Cx palpalis Taylor, its evolution and genetic structure remain undertermined. We address a hypothesis that there is significant genetic diversity in Cx. annulirostris and that the identification of this diversity will shed light on the paradox that JEV can cycle on an island 70km from maniland Australia while not establishing in Australian itself.
dc.publisher Biomed Central Ltd
dc.title A curious coincidence: mosquito biodiversity and the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus in Australasia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent BMC Evolutionary Biology
dc.journal.volume 100
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.number 100 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0604 Genetics
dc.personcode 960052
dc.personcode 996946
dc.personcode 996650
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Genetics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of Medical and Molecular Sciences (ID: 341)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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