Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31372263)
Guangdong Province Introduction of Innovative R&D Team (No. 2011S009)
National Key R & D Program of China (No. 2016YFC1200500)
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (No. R01AI080597)
Scientific and Technological Leading Talents of Guangzhou Development District (Scientific and Technological Leading Talents of Guangzhou Development District)
111 Project (No. B12003)
Coordinated Research Project of International Atomic Energy Agency D44002 (No.19115)
Coordinated Research Project of International Atomic Energy Agency D42016 (No. 18816)
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Received: 21 September 2017
Accepted: 26 February 2018
First Online: 19 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Research on mosquitoes (Ae. albopictus) does not require a specific permit in Guangzhou, China. All of the experiments were performed from April to August 2016 based on standard operating procedures in the Sun Yat-sen University - Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Diseases, Guangzhou, China. The blood used for routine blood-feeding of mosquitoes was bought from Weilai Biotechnology Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, China during routine slaughtering of sheep or goats in a nationally authorized abattoir according to the highest possible standards and strictly following Chinese laws and regulations.
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