About this Research Topic
Vector-borne diseases pose a significant public health problem today, with the resurgence of a number of "old" diseases, in addition to the emergence of new ones. In several cases, previous hard-won gains in the fight against these diseases are now being threatened or have already been lost. This Research Topic aims to address the important gap in the knowledge associated with biological, systematic, taxonomic, and evolution processes of insect vector species. Our goal is to compile and publish a body of scientific articles from prominent research groups in order to help further our understanding of issues related to the dynamics of vector-borne disease transmission, and hence assist with activities related to vector control programs.
We welcome authors to submit a broad range of manuscripts in the fields of medical and veterinary entomology. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Taxonomic assignments and revisions of insect vector species
• Phylogenetics, phylogenomics, and systematics of insect vectors
• Evolutionary ecology, including the studies related to the speciation and hybridization of insect vectors
• Vectorial capacity and competence of insect vector species
• Evolutionary and population genetics of insect vectors
• Genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics of insect vector
Keywords: Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology, Zoonoses, Public Health, Epidemiology
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