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anopheles funestus

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.

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

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

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

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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
Author(s): 
Mushal Allam, Belinda L. Spillings, Hiba Abdalla, Darlington Mapiye, Lizette L. Koekemoer and Alan Christoffels
Reference: 
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
Author(s): 
Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Karin Eiglmeier, Marina Lidwine Olé Sangba, Inge Holm, Mirdad Kazanji and Kenneth D. Vernick
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:387, 26 July 2016

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

High susceptibility of wild Anopheles funestus to infection with natural Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes using membrane feeding assays

June 16, 2016 - 14:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ndo C, Kopya E, Menze-Djantio B, Toto J, Awono-Ambene P, Lycett G, Wondji C
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9:341 (14 June 2016)

The present study reports one of the first experimental infections of progeny from wild-caught An. funestus with the P. falciparum parasite providing a realistic avenue for the characterisation of immune responses associated with this infection.

Insecticide resistance status of the Anopheles funestus population in Central African Republic: a challenge in the war

April 28, 2016 - 16:48 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Olé Sangba M, Deketramete T, Wango S, Kazanji M, Akogbeto M, Ndiath M
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9 :230 (25 April 2016)

This study suggests that detoxifying enzymes are involved in insecticide resistance of An. funestus. However, despite disruptive violence, further research is urgently needed to assess the insecticide susceptibility status of An. funestus population in all CAR regions; insecticide resistance could rapidly compromise the success of malaria control programs.

Analysis of esterase enzyme activity in adults of the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus

March 3, 2016 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dahan-Moss Y, Koekemoer L
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9 :110 (27 February 2016)

The aim of this study was to analyse esterase activity levels at different ages during the life-span of adult Anopheles funestus Giles in order to better understand the complex biological processes in this species.

Rise of multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles funestus in Malawi: a major concern for malaria vector control

September 21, 2015 - 17:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jacob Riveron, Martin Chiumia, Benjamin Menze, Kayla Barnes, Helen Irving, Sulaiman Ibrahim, Gareth Weedall, Themba Mzilahowa, Charles Wondji
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:344 (15 September 2015)

Such increased resistance levels and rise of multiple resistance highlight the need to rapidly implement resistance management strategies to preserve the effectiveness of existing insecticide-based control interventions.

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