Published in Malaria Weekly, February 21st, 2005
"Arthropod-borne alphaviruses transmitted by mosquitoes almost exclusively use culicines; however, the alphavirus o'nyong-nyong (ONNV) has the unusual characteristic of being transmitted primarily by anopheline mosquitoes. This unusual attribute makes ONNV a valuable tool in the characterization of mosquito determinants of infection as well as a useful expression system in Anopheles species. We developed a series of recombinant alphaviruses, based upon the genome of ONNV, designed for...
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