Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission

Stephen K. Wikel, Serap Aksoy, George Dimopoulos

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Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission, Volume 1: Vector Microbiome and Innate Immunity of Arthropods is built on topics initially raised at a related Keystone Symposium on Arthropod Vectors. Together with the separate, related Volume 2: Vector Saliva-Host Pathogen Interactions, this work presents a logical sequence of topic development that leads to regulatory considerations for advancing these and related concepts for developing novel control measures. The three themes of symbionts, vector immune defenses and arthropod saliva modulation of the host environment are central to the concept of determinants of vector competence that involves all aspects of vector-borne pathogen development within the arthropod that culminates in the successful transmission to the vertebrate host. These three areas are characterized at the present time by rapid achievement of significant, incremental insights, which advances our understanding for a wide variety of arthropod vector species, and this work is the first to extensively integrate these themes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVector Microbiome and Innate Immunity of Arthropods
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages253
ISBN (Electronic)9780128092378
ISBN (Print)9780128053508
StatePublished - Apr 27 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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