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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
Author(s): 
Faye H. Rodgers, Mathilde Gendrin, Claudia A. S. Wyer, George K. Christophides
Reference: 
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
Author(s): 
Hawkes F, Gibson G
Reference: 
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
Author(s): 
Arcaz AC, Huestis DL, Dao A, Yaro AS, Diallo M, Andersen J, Blomquist GJ, Lehmann T
Reference: 
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.

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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
Author(s): 
Andreas Kudom
Reference: 
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.

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

May 13, 2014 - 18:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
I. Sangare, R. Dabire, B. Yameogo, D.F. Da, Y. Michalakis, A. Cohuet
Reference: 
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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