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Med Vet Entomol. 1987 Apr;1(2):211-4.

Induction of salivation in biting midges and mosquitoes, and demonstration of virus in the saliva of infected insects.

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Animal Virus Research Institute, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey.


Culicoides biting midges and Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) mosquitoes were induced to salivate by the topical application of pilocarpine, neostigmine, malathion and dimethoate; of these, malathion was the most effective. Drops of saliva produced by virus-infected midges and mosquitoes were shown to contain virus. The method could be used to demonstrate transmission in insects infected with a variety of pathogens.

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