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Molecular and physiological analysis of Anopheles funestus swarms in Nchelenge, Zambia

January 29, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Jacek W. Zawada, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Lizette L. Koekemoer, et al.
Malaria Journal 2018 17:49, 25 January 2018

This is the first time that An. funestus swarms have been molecularly identified to species level. Anopheles funestus swarms appear to be species-specific with no evidence of clade-type differentiation within these swarms.


Malaria vectors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the mechanisms that confer insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus

November 13, 2017 - 15:26 -- Open Access
Luisa Nardini, Richard H. Hunt, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Nanette Christie, Riann N. Christian, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L. Koekemoer
Malaria Journal 2017 16:448, 7 November 2017

These data show that high levels of deltamethrin resistance in the main malaria vector species, conferred by enzymatic detoxification, are present in the DRC.

Not Open Access | Short Communication; Application of hydrolysis probe analysis to identify clade types of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles funestus sensu stricto from Muheza, northeastern Tanzania

November 5, 2017 - 18:24 -- NOT Open Access
E. J. Kweka, E. A. Mausa, N. Venter, Y. A. Derua, E. E. Kimaro, M. Coetzee
Medical and Veterinary Entomology October 25 2017

A hydrolysis probe analysis (TaqMan assay) was used to study clade types in Anopheles funestus sensu stricto Giles, a major malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa, with specimens collected from Muheza in Tanga, northeastern Tanzania.


Explaining variation in adult Anopheles indoor resting abundance: the relative effects of larval habitat proximity and insecticide-treated bed net use

July 18, 2017 - 15:14 -- Open Access
Robert S. McCann, Joseph P. Messina, David W. MacFarlane, M. Nabie Bayoh, John E. Gimnig, Emanuele Giorgi and Edward D. Walker
Malaria Journal 2017 16:288, 17 July 2017

Variation in the abundance of indoor-resting Anopheles in rural houses of western Kenya varies with clearly identifiable factors.

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Genomic Footprints of Selective Sweeps from Metabolic Resistance to Pyrethroids in African Malaria Vectors Are Driven by Scale up of Insecticide-Based Vector Control

February 22, 2017 - 14:23 -- Open Access
Kayla G. Barnes, Gareth D. Weedall, Miranda Ndula, Helen Irving, Themba Mzihalowa, Janet Hemingway, Charles S. Wondji
PLoS Genet 13(2): e1006539

Insecticide resistance in mosquito populations threatens recent successes in malaria prevention.

Restriction to gene flow is associated with changes in the molecular basis of pyrethroid resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles funestus

January 14, 2017 - 16:20 -- Open Access
Kayla G. Barnes, Helen Irving, Martin Chiumia, Themba Mzilahowa, Michael Coleman, Janet Hemingway, and Charles S. Wondji
PNAS January 10, 2017 vol. 114 no. 2 286-291

Resistance to pyrethroids, the sole insecticide class recommended for treating bed nets, threatens the control of major malaria vectors, including Anopheles funestus.

Evidence of a multiple insecticide resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in South West Nigeria

November 30, 2016 - 16:07 -- Open Access
Rousseau J. Djouaka, Seun M. Atoyebi, Charles S. Wondji, et al.
Malaria Journal 2016 15:565, 22 November 2016

The study reports multiple insecticide resistance in An. funestus from Akaka Remo.


Identification and characterization of microRNAs expressed in the African malaria vector Anopheles funestus life stages using high throughput sequencing

November 10, 2016 - 17:35 -- Open Access
Mushal Allam, Belinda L. Spillings, Hiba Abdalla, Darlington Mapiye, Lizette L. Koekemoer and Alan Christoffels
Malaria Journal 2016 15:542, 8 November 2016

This study presents the first direct experimental evidence of miRNAs in An. funestus and the first profiling study of miRNA associated with the maturation in this mosquito.

Composition and genetics of malaria vector populations in the Central African Republic

August 1, 2016 - 10:18 -- Open Access
Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Karin Eiglmeier, Marina Lidwine Olé Sangba, Inge Holm, Mirdad Kazanji and Kenneth D. Vernick
Malaria Journal 2016 15:387, 26 July 2016

This study collected data on anopheline populations in CAR, behaviour of vectors and transmission levels.


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