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Effects of ultraviolet radiation on metabolic rate and fitness of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens mosquitoes

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Effects of ultraviolet radiation on metabolic rate and fitness of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens mosquitoes https://t.co/OS9D2nawSt
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Author Contributions

Oswaldo C Villena conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Bahram Momen analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Joseph Sullivan conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft.

Paul T Leisnham conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Funding

The study was supported by a Maryland Agriculture Experimental Station Grant MD-ENST-2956, USDA Multistate project MD-ENST-1443, and an NSF-Couple Natural Human Systems Program award (DEB-1211797) to Paul T. Leisnham. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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