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Research Article

Blood Feeding and Insulin-like Peptide 3 Stimulate Proliferation of Hemocytes in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti

  • Julio Castillo,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University, Washington DC, United States of America

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  • Mark R. Brown,

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Michael R. Strand mail

    mrstrand@uga.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: October 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002274

About the Authors

Julio Castillo, Mark R. Brown, Michael R. Strand
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Mark R. Brown, Michael R. Strand
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mrstrand@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC MRB MRS. Performed the experiments: JC MRS. Analyzed the data: JC MRB MRS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRB MRS. Wrote the paper: MRS.