Mosquitoes are highly effective vectors for transmission of human and animal pathogens. Understanding the relationship between pathogen and vector is vital in developing strategies to predict and prevent transmission. Cell lines derived from appropriate mosquito hosts provide a relatively simple tool for investigating the interaction between the host and viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. This review provides a brief overview of the development of mosquito cell lines, methods of isolation, their availability and application for investigating insect-virus interactions.
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