Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted to people and animals through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
The insulin-like peptides (ILPs) and their respective signaling and regulatory pathways are highly conserved across phyla.
Plant-borne compounds can be employed to synthesize mosquitocidal nanoparticles that are effective at low doses.
With the growth of resistance to overused insecticides, vector management has become highly problematic.
Anopheles (Cellia) stephensi Liston 1901 is known as an Asian malaria vector.
To study the ovicidal activity of Ageratum houstonianum (A. houstonianum) leaf extracts against the eggs of vector mosquitoes and to develop additional tools for the control of mosquito-borne diseases.
A single population of An. stephensi could be classified by WHO criteria as susceptible or resistant to a given chemical, depending on the temperature at which the mosquitoes were exposed.
Our results show for the first time the involvement of ABC transporters in larval defense against permethrin in An. stephensi and, more in general, confirm the role of ABC transporters in insecticide defense.
In the present investigation, the effective root compound of plumbagin of Plumbago zeylanica (Plumbaginaceae) was evaluated for chemical constituent and antimalarial effect against the fourth instar larvae of Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera).
Several diseases are associated to the mosquito–human interaction. Mosquitoes are the carriers of severe and well-known illnesses such as malaria, arboviral encephalitis, dengue fever, chikungunya fever, West Nile virus and yellow fever.