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    • Distribution of field caught mosquitoes from Laredo, Texas 

      Mendoza, Yvette Patricia (Texas A&M International University, 2011-08)
      Within the last decades, mosquito-borne viruses have re-emerged in the United States. These infectious viruses include Dengue, West Nile, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Chikungunya, just to name a few. Originating in sub-tropical ...
    • Prolactin Gene Duplication within the Family Cichilidae 

      Almanza, Elaine
      The prolactin gene has undergone a duplication event within the cichlid lineage, producing two distinct forms of prolactin (PRL188 and PRL177). The hormone prolactin is critical for regulating parental care in many species. ...