Now breeding Asian tiger mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, in the biosecure UMass Boston insectary

Biosecure insectary set up at UMass Boston.

Ph.D. students Amanda Tokash-Peters and Daniel Dacey (UMass Lowell) have successfully collected invasive mosquitoes, and bred them in the laboratory in preparation for experiments to determine the influence of aquatic conditions on microbiomes and immune development.  What conditions influence the ability of mosquitoes to resist or transmit viruses?

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