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anopheles species

Application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry to identify species of Neotropical Anopheles vectors of malaria

March 26, 2019 - 16:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jose R. Loaiza, Alejandro Almanza, Rolando A. Gittens, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:95, 22 March 2019

The selected sample processing procedure can be used to identify field-collected Anopheles species, including vectors of Plasmodium, in a short period of time, with a minimal amount of tissue and without the need of an expert mosquito taxonomist.

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Detection of Anopheles rivulorum-like, a member of the Anopheles funestus group, in South Africa

May 15, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Joel Mouatcho, Anthony J. Cornel, Yael Dahan-Moss, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Maureen Coetzee and Leo Braack
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:195, 15 May 2018

This is the first report of An. rivulorum-like south of Zambia, and essentially extends the range of this species from West Africa down to South Africa.

Molecular characterization of Anopheline (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes from eight geographical locations of Sri Lanka

June 6, 2017 - 15:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Thilini C. Weeraratne, Sinnathambi N. Surendran, Lisa J. Reimer, Charles S. Wondji, M. Devika B. Perera, Catherine Walton and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:234, 2 June 2017

The present study reflects the importance and feasibility of COI and ITS2 genetic markers in identifying anophelines and their sibling species, and the significance of integrated systematic approach in mosquito taxonomy.

Preliminary survey on Anopheles species distribution in Botswana shows the presence of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus complexes

March 14, 2017 - 13:04 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Leabaneng Tawe, Pleasure Ramatlho, Kelebogile Waniwa, Charles W. Muthoga, Ntebaleng Makate, Davis S. Ntebela, Isaac K. Quaye, Marco Pombi and Giacomo Maria Paganotti
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:106, 7 March 2017

This work provides first time evidence of Anopheles diversity in several areas of Botswana.

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Spatial distributions of Anopheles species in relation to malaria incidence at 70 localities in the highly endemic Northwest and South Pacific coast regions of Colombia

August 16, 2016 - 15:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Martha L. Ahumada, Lorena I. Orjuela, Martha L. Quiñones, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:407, 11 August 2016

In the highest malaria areas of Colombia, 13 Anopheles species and four new lineages were found, which highlights the need for updating the species distribution.

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