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anopheles coluzzii

Microbiota-induced peritrophic matrix regulates midgut homeostasis and prevents systemic infection of malaria vector mosquitoes

May 25, 2017 - 14:42 -- Open Access
Faye H. Rodgers, Mathilde Gendrin, Claudia A. S. Wyer, George K. Christophides
PLoS Pathog 13(5): e1006391

Manipulation of the mosquito gut microbiota can lay the foundations for novel methods for disease transmission control.

Seeing is believing: the nocturnal malarial mosquito Anopheles coluzzii responds to visual host-cues when odour indicates a host is nearby

June 8, 2016 - 16:07 -- Open Access
Hawkes F, Gibson G
Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9:320 (3 June 2016)

The immediate aim of our study was to analyse the behaviour of the malarial mosquito Anopheles coluzzii (An. gambiae species complex) near a human host with the ultimate aim of contributing to our fundamental understanding of mosquito host-seeking behaviour and the overall aim of identifying behaviours that could be exploited to enhance sampling and control strategies.

Desiccation tolerance in Anopheles coluzzii: the effects of spiracle size and cuticular hydrocarbons

May 26, 2016 - 16:29 -- Open Access
Arcaz AC, Huestis DL, Dao A, Yaro AS, Diallo M, Andersen J, Blomquist GJ, Lehmann T
J Exp Biol. 2016 May 13

The assay's relative humidity, body water available, rate of water loss, and water content at death accounted for 88% of the variation in desiccation tolerance. Spiracle size did not affect the rate of water loss or desiccation tolerance of the colony mosquitoes, as was the case for the total CHCs.


Larval ecology of Anopheles coluzzii in Cape Coast, Ghana: water quality, nature of habitat and implication for larval control

November 18, 2015 - 14:05 -- Open Access
Andreas Kudom
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:447 (11 November 2015)

From the results, it was evident that larval stages of An. coluzzii have tolerance to high levels of salinity and organic pollution in breeding habitats.


Stress dependent infection cost of the human malaria agent Plasmodium falciparum on its natural vector Anopheles coluzzii

May 13, 2014 - 18:02 -- Open Access
I. Sangare, R. Dabire, B. Yameogo, D.F. Da, Y. Michalakis, A. Cohuet
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 25, July 2014, Pages 57-65

We investigated in the laboratory the effects of exposition to and infection by field isolates of Plasmodium falciparum on fecundity and survival of a major vector in the field, Anopheles coluzzii under different conditions of access to sugar resources after blood feeding.

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