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Article: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/424681

Mosquitos are free-living vectors, interacting with the host only briefly during a bite, whereas ticks are sessile vectors, remaining on an individual host potentially for the majority of their lives.  Dobson stated that the abundance of vectors like mosquitos is likely to be independent of host abundance, whereas the abundance of vectors like ticks is likely to increase with host abundance. Why might this pattern arise?

Oct 28th, 2015

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For  the  mosquito to  survive they  only  depend   with  the  host  at  the times  of  bites  but  other  times its on  solely independent  of  the  host  while  the  ticks  must  solely depend with  the  host  all  their  lives  since  they  stay  within the  host  for  their  survival  .Without  the  host  the  tick  cant  survive at  all  but  for   the  mosquitoes  can  survive.

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