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anopheles mosquitoes

Field study site selection, species abundance and monthly distribution of anopheline mosquitoes in the northern Kruger National Park, South Africa

January 30, 2014 - 13:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Munhenga G, Brooke BD, Spillings B, Essop L, Hunt RH, Midzi S, Govender D, Braack L, Koekemoer LL
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :27 (24 January 2014)

Several anopheline species occur in the northern Kruger National Park and their densities fluctuate between seasons.

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Inhibitor of Cysteine Proteases Is Critical for Motility and Infectivity of Plasmodium Sporozoites

January 2, 2014 - 09:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Katja E. Boysen and Kai Matuschewski
Reference: 
mBio vol. 4 no. 6 e00874-13

Malaria is transmitted when motile sporozoites are injected into the dermis by an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

The Effect of Temperature on Anopheles Mosquito Population Dynamics and the Potential for Malaria Transmission

November 25, 2013 - 14:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lindsay M. Beck-Johnson, William A. Nelson, Krijn P. Paaijmans, Andrew F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas, Ottar N. Bjørnstad
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PLoS ONE 8(11): e79276
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The parasites that cause malaria depend on Anopheles mosquitoes for transmission; because of this, mosquito population dynamics are a key determinant of malaria risk.

NOT Open Access | Abundance and diversity of Anopheles species (Diptera: Culicidae) associated with malaria transmission in human dwellings in rural and urban communities in Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria

September 18, 2013 - 12:41 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Adedayo O. Oduola , Judith B. Olojede , Isaac O. Oyewole , Olubunmi A. Otubanjo & Taiwo S. Awolola
Reference: 
Parasitology Research, October 2013, Volume 112, Issue 10, pp 3433-3439
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Mosquito samples were collected from rural and urban communities in three selected major towns in Southwestern Nigeria to determine the impact of urbanization on the diversity and abundance of Anopheles species associated with malaria transmission in human habitations.

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Six novel Y chromosome genes in Anopheles mosquitoes discovered by independently sequencing males and females

April 24, 2013 - 16:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hall AB, Qi Y, Timoshevskiy V, Sharakhova MV, Sharakhov IV, Tu Z
Reference: 
BMC Genomics 2013, 14:273 (23 April 2013)
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The CQ method is widely applicable to species with fragmented genome assemblies produced from next-generation sequencing data. Analysis of the six Y genes characterized in this study indicates rapid Y chromosome evolution between An. stephensi and An. gambiae.

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