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Anopheles cinereus implicated as a vector of malaria transmission in the highlands of north-west Ethiopia

November 28, 2019 - 06:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lemma W, Alemu K, Birhanie M, Worku L, Niedbalski J, McDowell MA, Lobo NF.
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Parasites & Vectors volume 12, Article number: 557 (2019)

Transmission of malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia is poorly understood and usually attributed to importation by mobile populations or local transmission by Anopheles arabiensis. To characterize and identify Anopheles species present in a highland area of northern Ethiopia, adult and larval collections were performed in Gondar town and the neighboring Senbet Debir village (Dembia district, > 2000 meters above sea level, masl), in addition to Bahir Dar town (capital of Amhara region) and Kumer Aftit village (Metema district, < 2000 masl).

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ResistanceSim: development and acceptability study of a serious game to improve understanding of insecticide resistance management in vector control programmes

November 17, 2018 - 07:55 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Edward K. Thomsen, Charlotte Hemingway, Andy South, Kirsten A. Duda, Claire Dormann, Robert Farmer, Michael Coleman and Marlize Coleman
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:422

Although the World Health Organization disseminated best practice guidelines for insecticide resistance management (IRM), Rollback Malaria’s Vector Control Working Group identified the lack of practical knowledge of IRM as the primary gap in the translation of evidence into policy. ResistanceSim is a capacity strengthening tool designed to address this gap. 

Not Open Access ] The P450 CYP6Z1 confers carbamate/pyrethroid cross-resistance in a major African malaria vector beside a novel carbamate-insensitive N485I acetylcholinesterase-1 mutation

May 3, 2016 - 14:53 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sulaiman S. Ibrahim, Miranda Ndula, Jacob M. Riveron, Helen Irving, Charles S. Wondji
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Molecular Ecology

These findings will help in monitoring the spread and evolution of carbamate resistance and improve the design of effective resistance management strategies to control this malaria vector.

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Suboptimal larval habitats modulate oviposition of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s.

September 24, 2015 - 14:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eunho Suh, Dong-Hwan Choe, Ahmed M Saveer, Laurence J Zwiebel
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BioRxiv

Taken together, these findings validate the hypothesis in question and suggest that suboptimal environments for An. gambiae larval development results in the release of DMDS, DMTS and sulcatone that impact the response valence of gravid females to directly modulate the chemical ecology of oviposition site selection.

Diversity, Differentiation, and Linkage Disequilibrium: Prospects for Association Mapping in the Malaria Vector Anopheles arabiensis

January 17, 2014 - 18:12 -- Open Access
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Clare Diana Marsden, Yoosook Lee, Katharina Kreppel, Allison Weakley, Anthony Cornel, Heather M. Ferguson, Eleazar Eskin and Gregory C. Lanzaro
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G3 Genes Genomes Genetics January 1, 2014 vol. 4 no. 1 121-131

Here we conducted whole-genome sequencing on 24 specimens of the malaria mosquito vector, Anopheles arabiensis, to further understanding of patterns of genetic diversity, population subdivision and linkage disequilibrium in this species.

Geographic population structure of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae suggests a role for the forest-savannah biome transition as a barrier to gene flow

August 29, 2013 - 15:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pinto J, Egyir-Yawson A, della Torre A, et al.
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Evolutionary Applications, Volume 6, Issue 6, pages 910–924, September 2013
MalariaWorld

These clusters are coincident with the central African rainforest belt and northern and southern savannah biomes, which suggests restrictions to gene flow associated with the transition between these biomes. By contrast, geographically patterned population substructure appears much weaker within the S-form.

Use of Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis as a viable option in an Integrated Malaria Vector Control Programme in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

April 24, 2013 - 16:16 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Nartey R, Owusu-Dabo E, Kruppa T, Baffour-Awuah S, Annan A, Oppong S, Becker N, Obiri-Danso K
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:116 (22 April 2013)
MalariaWorld

This study reveals that Bti at a very low dosage of 0.2 kg/ha is highly effective against Anopheles larvae and therefore offers viable options for the management of vector mosquitoes.

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Review: Sustainable malaria control: transdisciplinary approaches for translational applications

December 30, 2012 - 16:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Birkholtz L, Bornman R, Focke W, Mutero C, Jager C
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:431 (26 December 2012)
MalariaWorld

Here, an overview of malaria control and elimination strategies is provided and the sustainability of each in context of vector- and parasite control is assessed. From this, it can be concluded that transdisciplinary approaches are essential for sustained malaria control and elimination in malaria-endemic communities.

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