Three-dimensional structures of the tracheal systems of Anophelessinensis and Aedes togoi pupae

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2017
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http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486248.do
DOI
10.1038/srep44490
Title
Three-dimensional structures of the tracheal systems of Anophelessinensis and Aedes togoi pupae
Description
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea grantfunded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2008-0061991). The authorsare grateful to Ms. Sung-Hee Park for her valuable help in rearing themosquitoes. They are also grateful to the staff and supporting groups ofthe 6C Biomedical Imaging beamline of the PLS (Pohang, Korea) for theirassistance during the X-ray experiments.
abstract
Mosquitoes act as a vector for the transmission of disease. The World Health Organization has recommended strict control of mosquito larvae because of their "few, fixed, and findable" features. The respiratory system of mosquito larvae and pupae in the water has a weak point. As aquatic organisms, mosquito larvae and pupae inhale atmosphere oxygen. However, the mosquito pupae have a non-feeding stage, unlike the larvae. Therefore, detailed study on the tracheal system of mosquito pupae is helpful for understanding their survival strategy. In this study, the three-dimensional (3D) structures of the tracheal systems of Anopheles sinensis and Aedes togoi pupae were comparatively investigated using synchrotron X-ray microscopic computed tomography. The respiratory frequencies of the dorsal trunks were also investigated. Interestingly, the pupae of the two mosquito species possess special tracheal systems of which the morphological and functional features are distinctively different. The respiratory frequency of Ae. togoi is higher than that of An. sinensis. These differences in the breathing phenomena and 3D structures of the respiratory systems of these two mosquito species provide an insight into the tracheal systems of mosquito pupae.
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language
English
author
Ha, Young-Ran
Yeom, Eunseop
Ryu, Jeongeun
Lee, Sang-Joon
accessioned
2018-09-28T16:02:31Z
available
2018-09-28T16:02:31Z
issued
2017
citation
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS(7)
issn
2045-2322
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486248.do
Funder
교육부
Funding Program
BK21플러스사업(0.5)
Project ID
1345274018
Jurisdiction
Rep.of Korea
Project Name
Mechanical Engineering for Creative Emerging Technologies
rights
openAccess
type
article


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