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anopheles funestus

NOT Open Access | Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for Anopheles funestus group and Anopheles gambiae complex species

March 17, 2020 - 15:14 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Kamber T, Koekemoer LL, Mathis A
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Med Vet Entomol. 2020 Mar 10

Species of the genus Anopheles vary with regard to their vector capacity for Plasmodium spp., the causative agent of malaria, and their accurate identification is often required. Loop‐mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a rapid, simple and low‐cost method for specific DNA amplification.

Genetic differentiation and population structure of Anopheles funestus from Uganda and the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 24, 2020 - 13:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kaddumukasa MA, Wright J, Muleba M, Stevenson JC, Norris DE, Coetzee M
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Parasit Vectors. 2020 Feb 18;13(1):87

Anopheles funestus (s.s.) is a primary vector of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in Africa, a human pathogen that causes almost half a million deaths each year. The population structure of An. funestus was examined in samples from Uganda and the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Implication of Anopheles funestus in malaria transmission in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon

February 22, 2020 - 16:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Djamouko-Djonkam L, Nkahe DL, Kopya E, Talipouo A, Ngadjeu CS, Doumbe-Belisse P, Bamou R, Awono-Ambene P, Tchuinkam T, Wondji CS, Antonio-Nkondjio C
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Parasite, Volume 27, 2020

The contribution of Anopheles funestus to malaria transmission in the urban environment is still not well documented. The present study assesses the implication of An. funestus in malaria transmission in two districts, Nsam and Mendong, in the city of Yaoundé. Adult mosquitoes were collected using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention miniature light traps (CDC-LT) and human landing catches from April 2017 to March 2018 and were identified morphologically to the species level. Those belonging to the Anopheles gambiae complex and to the Anopheles funestus group were further processed by PCR to identify members of each complex/group.

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

January 29, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jacek W. Zawada, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Lizette L. Koekemoer, et al.
Reference: 
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.

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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
Author(s): 
Luisa Nardini, Richard H. Hunt, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Nanette Christie, Riann N. Christian, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L. Koekemoer
Reference: 
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
Author(s): 
E. J. Kweka, E. A. Mausa, N. Venter, Y. A. Derua, E. E. Kimaro, M. Coetzee
Reference: 
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.

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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
Author(s): 
Robert S. McCann, Joseph P. Messina, David W. MacFarlane, M. Nabie Bayoh, John E. Gimnig, Emanuele Giorgi and Edward D. Walker
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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
Author(s): 
Kayla G. Barnes, Gareth D. Weedall, Miranda Ndula, Helen Irving, Themba Mzihalowa, Janet Hemingway, Charles S. Wondji
Reference: 
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
Author(s): 
Kayla G. Barnes, Helen Irving, Martin Chiumia, Themba Mzilahowa, Michael Coleman, Janet Hemingway, and Charles S. Wondji
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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.

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