Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Latitudinal Diversity of Culex pipiens Biotypes and Hybrids in Farm, Peri-Urban, and Wetland Habitats in Europe
University of Wageningen and Research Centre, Netherlands.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. University of Wageningen and Research Centre, Netherlands.
University of Wageningen and Research Centre, Netherlands.
University of Camerino, Italy.
Show others and affiliations
2016 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 11, no 11, article id e0166959Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the presence of Culex (Cx.) pipiens mosquitoes and circulation of West Nile virus (WNV), WNV outbreaks have so far not occurred in northern Europe. The species Cx. pipiens consists of two morphologically identical biotypes, pipiens and molestus, which can form hybrids. Until now, population dynamic studies of Cx. pipiens have not differentiated between biotypes and hybrids at the European scale, nor have they used comparative surveillance approaches. We therefore aimed to elucidate the relative abundance of Cx. pipiens biotypes and hybrids in three habitat types at different latitudes across Europe, using two different surveillance traps. BG-Sentinel and Mosquito-Magnet Liberty Plus traps were placed in three habitat types (farms, peri-urban, wetlands), in three European countries (Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy). Collected Cx. pipiens mosquitoes were identified to biotype with real-time PCR. Both trap types collected equal ratios of the biotypes and their hybrids. From northern to southern latitudes there was a significant decrease of pipiens and an increase of molestus. Habitat types influenced the relative ratios of biotypes and hybrids, but results were not consistent across latitudes. Our results emphasize the need to differentiate Cx. pipiens to the biotype level, especially for proper future WNV risk assessments for Europe.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE , 2016. Vol. 11, no 11, article id e0166959
National Category
Ecology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-133522DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166959ISI: 000388846400046PubMedID: 27870890OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-133522DiVA, id: diva2:1060884
Note

Funding Agencies|ANIHWA-EraNet (Animal Health and Welfare) program (LIVEepi) - Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands; FORMAS, Sweden; European Communitys Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 VECTORIE) [261466]

Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2013 kB)24 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2013 kBChecksum SHA-512
18fde9bf75a3b05363c30e358947b4966a2e6519380d3ea612c6f74606db7e4c6feef2f28cc3e1bbf69672f156407182a6165bf7ac668afd9f999b5eb428e76b
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Möhlmann, TimWennergren, Uno
By organisation
Theoretical BiologyFaculty of Science & Engineering
In the same journal
PLoS ONE
Ecology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 24 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 86 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf