vector competence of argentine mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) for west nile virus (flaviviridae: flavivirus).we examined the ability of culex pipiens l. complex mosquitoes from argentina to vector west nile virus (wnv) to assess their role in the transmission of wnv in south america. several egg rafts of culex spp. were collected from different breeding sites in the suburbs of the city of la plata, argentina, and a subset of each progeny was scored with morphological and genetic species indicators. surprisingly, we did not find cx. pipiens form pipiens, but found evidence of genetic hybrids of culex qu ...023926785
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