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dc.contributor.authorHamady Diengen_US
dc.contributor.authorTomomitsu Sathoen_US
dc.contributor.authorFatimah Abangen_US
dc.contributor.authorNur Khairatun Khadijah Binti Melien_US
dc.contributor.authorIdris A. Ghanien_US
dc.contributor.authorCirilo Nolasco-Hipolitoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHafijah Hakimen_US
dc.contributor.authorFumio Miakeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbu Hassan Ahmaden_US
dc.contributor.authorSabina Nooren_US
dc.contributor.authorWan Fatma Zuharahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHamdan Ahmaden_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdul Hafiz A. Majiden_US
dc.contributor.authorRonald E. Morales Vargasen_US
dc.contributor.authorNoppawan P. Moralesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiriluck Attrapadungen_US
dc.contributor.authorGabriel Tonga Nowegen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversiti Malaysia Sarawaken_US
dc.contributor.otherFukuoka Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysiaen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversiti Sains Malaysiaen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationActa Tropica. Vol.169, (2017), 84-92en_US
dc.description.abstract© 2017 Elsevier B.V. In nature, adult mosquitoes typically utilize nectar as their main energy source, but they can switch to other as yet unidentified sugary fluids. Contemporary lifestyles, with their associated unwillingness to consume leftovers and improper disposal of waste, have resulted in the disposal of huge amounts of waste into the environment. Such refuse often contains unfinished food items, many of which contain sugar and some of which can collect water from rain and generate juices. Despite evidence that mosquitoes can feed on sugar-rich suspensions, semi-liquids, and decaying fruits, which can be abundant in garbage sites, the impacts of sweet waste fluids on dengue vectors are unknown. Here, we investigated the effects of extracts from some familiar sweet home waste items on key components of vectorial capacity of Aedes aegypti. Adult mosquitoes were fed one of five diets in this study: water (WAT); sucrose (SUG); bakery product (remnant of chocolate cake, BAK); dairy product (yogurt, YOG); and fruit (banana (BAN). Differences in survival, response time to host, and egg production were examined between groups. For both males and females, maintenance on BAK extract resulted in marked survival levels that were similar to those seen with SUG. Sweet waste extracts provided better substrates for survival compared to water, but this superiority was mostly seen with BAK. Females maintained on BAK, YOG, and BAN exhibited shorter response times to a host compared to their counterparts maintained on SUG. The levels of egg production were equivalent in waste extract- and SUG-fed females. The findings presented here illustrate the potential of sweet waste-derived fluids to contribute to the vectorial capacity of dengue vectors and suggest the necessity of readdressing the issue of waste disposal, especially that of unfinished sweet foods. Such approaches can be particularly relevant in dengue endemic areas where rainfall is frequent and waste collection infrequent.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleSweet waste extract uptake by a mosquito vector: Survival, biting, fecundity responses, and potential epidemiological significanceen_US
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