volume 75, issue 1, P76 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282940
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Abstract: The inherent ability of Brugia malayi and Brugia pahangi (Nematoda) to establish successful relationships with the mosquitoes Armigeres subalbatus and Aedes aegypti Liverpool strain was evaluated. Brugia pahangi microfilariae (mff) avoided the immune response and developed normally in A. subalbatus exposed to the parasite by an infective bloodmeal, whereas nearly 85% of B. malayi were destroyed by the immune response. Because A. aegypti supports the development of both filarial worm species but destroys intrat…

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