AM  Vol.5 No.17 , October 2014
Assessing the Influence of Quiescence Eggs on the Dynamics of Mosquito Aedes aegypti
Author(s) Hyun Mo Yang
ABSTRACT
The anthropophilic and peridomestic female Aedes aegypti bites humans to suck blood to maturate fertilized eggs, which are laid in appropriate recipients (breeding sites). These eggs can hatch in contact with water releasing larvae, or can be stored in a dormant state (quiescence), which last for extended periods. Taking into account this ability of eggs of A. aegypti mosquitoes, mathematical model is developed taking into account four successive quiescence stages. The analysis of the model shows that the ability of the eggs surviving in dormant state in adverse abiotic conditions, depending on the model parameters, can increase the fitness of mosquito population; in other words, the capacity of the mosquitoes generating offsprings is increased.

Cite this paper
Yang, H. (2014) Assessing the Influence of Quiescence Eggs on the Dynamics of Mosquito Aedes aegypti. Applied Mathematics, 5, 2696-2711. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.517257.
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