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Anopheles darlingi

Development of molecular assays to detect target-site mechanisms associated with insecticide resistance in malaria vectors from Latin America

June 24, 2019 - 15:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Juan C. Lol, David Castañeda, Lucy Mackenzie-Impoinvil, Carla G. Romero, Audrey Lenhart and Norma R. Padilla
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:202, 20 June 2019

Malaria remains an important public health problem in Latin America, and the development of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors poses a major threat to malaria elimination efforts. Monitoring of insecticide susceptibility and the determination of the mechanisms involved in insecticide resistance are needed to effectively guide the deployment of appropriate vector control measures. Here, molecular assays have been developed to screen for mutations associated with insecticide resistance on the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) and acetylcholinesterase-1 (Ace-1) genes in four malaria vectors from Latin America.

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Larval habitat characterization of Anopheles darlingi from its northernmost geographical distribution in Chiapas, Mexico

December 29, 2015 - 16:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Cuauhtémoc Villarreal-Treviño, R. Penilla-Navarro, M. Vázquez-Martínez, David Moo-Llanes, Jana Ríos-Delgado, Ildefonso Fernández-Salas, Américo Rodríguez
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:517 (22 December 2015)

The mosquito An. darlingi larval habitats were found in different hydrological types.

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Insecticidal activity of Leptodactylus knudseni and Phyllomedusa vaillantii crude skin secretions against the mosquitoes Anopheles darlingi and Aedes aegypti

July 8, 2014 - 17:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Frances TT Trindade, Ângela A Soares, Andréa A de Moura, Tiago B Rego, Andreimar M Soares, Rodrigo G Stábeli, Leonardo A Calderon and Alexandre de Almeida e Silva
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Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2014, 20:28

The present experiments indicate that skin secretions from L. knudseni and P. vaillantii contain bioactive molecules with potent insecticide activity. The isolation and characterization of skin secretions components will provide new insights for potential insecticidal molecules.

Seasonal genetic partitioning in the neotropical malaria vector, Anopheles darlingi

June 10, 2014 - 12:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Angêlla AF, Salgueiro P, Gil LH, Vicente JL, Pinto J, Ribolla PE
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :203 (29 May 2014)

The co-occurrence of two genetically distinct subpopulations of A. darlingi adapted to different periods of rainfall may promote a more perennial transmission of malaria throughout the year.

Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) displays increased attractiveness to infected individuals with Plasmodium vivax gametocytes

June 4, 2014 - 16:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Batista EP, Costa EF, Silva AA
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :251 (29 May 2014)

This study evaluated the attractiveness of individuals with vivax malaria before, during (7 days) and after treatment (14 days) with specific antimalarial drugs.

Not Open Access | Human Host-Derived Cytokines Associated with Plasmodium vivax Transmission from Acute Malaria Patients to Anopheles darlingi Mosquitoes in the Peruvian Amazon

June 6, 2013 - 15:47 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Shira R. Abeles, Raul Chuquiyauri, Carlos Tong, and Joseph M. Vinetz
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 88:1130-1137
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This study tested the hypothesis that pro- or anti-inflammatory cytokines are associated with transmission of Plasmodium vivax to Anopheles darlingi mosquitoes in experimental infection.

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