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Pictorial Key to Common Species of Culex(Culex) Mosquitoes Associated with Japanese Encephalitis Virus in India

  • Bina Pani Das
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Abstract

The present work presents a key to 4 medically important genera and 17 common culicine species belonging to the subgenus Culex (Culex) associated with Japanese encephalitis in India. The key comprises 19 couplets (with their illustrations on facing pages), is easy to follow, since vivid illustrations accompany the sets of opposing characters in each couplet of the key. Language used in the key is tuned to the general users of the key (an advantage over the existing key in which difficult taxonomic terminology are used) not only in India but also in the neighbouring countries where the mosquito fauna is more or less similar.

Keywords

Japanese Encephalitis Japanese Encephalitis Virus Hind Femur Culex Mosquito Wing Scale 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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