20 Insect Vectors of disease

20 Insect Vectors of disease - INSECT VECTORS OF DISEASE...

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Unformatted text preview: INSECT VECTORS OF DISEASE TFTD: Vector Vector . Noun. Etymology: Latin, vehere = carry. 1 : A quantity that has magnitude and direction and that is commonly represented by a directed line segment whose length represents the magnitude and whose orientation in space represents the direction 2 : a course or compass direction especially of an airplane 3 : an organism (e.g. insect) that transmits a pathogen 4 : a pollinator 5 : an agent (as a plasmid or virus) that contains or carries modified genetic material (as recombinant DNA) and can be used to introduce exogenous genes into the genome of an organism Types of vectors and hosts Vectors : Mostly those with piercing-sucking type mouthparts Hemiptera, Phthiraptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera, and some Coleoptera Hosts : Vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles) Major Disease Organisms Viruses Fungi Bacteria/mycoplasmas Plasmodia Filarial worms Trypanosomes Diseases Plant Viruses Human Diseases o Viral o Filarial o Trypanosomal o Plasmodial Plant Viruses Stylet-borne o Non-persistent o Persistent Circulative o Propagative o Non-propagative Stylet-borne...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PPSC 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '04 term at Cal Poly.

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20 Insect Vectors of disease - INSECT VECTORS OF DISEASE...

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