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Anopheles gambiae

Presence of susceptible wild strains of Anopheles gambiae in a large industrial palm farm located in Aboisso, South-Eastern of Côte d’Ivoire

April 26, 2017 - 15:33 -- Open Access
Cécile M. A. Sadia-Kacou, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Benjamin G. Koudou, et al.
Malaria Journal 2017 16:157, 20 April 2017

The high mortality rate to deltamethrin, organophosphate and the non-detection of P450 activity in resistance observed in Ehania-V1 appears as a positive outcome for further control strategies as metabolic-based P450 resistance remains major challenge to manage.

Insecticide resistance patterns in Uganda and the effect of indoor residual spraying with bendiocarb on kdr L1014S frequencies in Anopheles gambiae s.s.

April 26, 2017 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Tarekegn A. Abeku, Michelle E. H. Helinski, Matthew J. Kirby, James Ssekitooleko, Chris Bass, Irene Kyomuhangi, Michael Okia, Godfrey Magumba and Sylvia R. Meek
Malaria Journal 2017 16:156, 20 April 2017

This study suggests that using a carbamate insecticide for IRS in areas with high levels of pyrethroid resistance may reduce kdr frequencies in An. gambiae s.s.

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Experimental hut evaluation of a novel long-lasting non-pyrethroid durable wall lining for control of pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in Tanzania

February 21, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
Robert Malima, Basiliana Emidi, William Kisinza, et al.
Malaria Journal 2017 16:82, 17 February 2017

Despite high mortality in bioassays, the hut trial produced only limited mortality which was attributed to pyrethroid resistance against the pyrethroid ITWL and low efficacy in the non-pyrethroid ITWL.


Transgenic Expression of the Anti-parasitic Factor TEP1 in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae

January 24, 2017 - 18:06 -- Open Access
Gloria Volohonsky, Ann-Katrin Hopp, Mélanie Saenger, Julien Soichot, Heidi Scholze, Jens Boch, Stéphanie A. Blandin, Eric Marois
PLoS Pathog 13(1): e1006113

Mosquitoes genetically engineered to be resistant to Plasmodium parasites represent a promising novel approach in the fight against malaria.

Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae to insecticides used for malaria vector control in Rwanda

December 7, 2016 - 17:11 -- Open Access
Emmanuel Hakizimana, Corine Karema, Dunia Munyakanage, Gad Iranzi, John Githure, Jon Eric Tongren, Willem Takken, Agnes Binagwaho and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
Malaria Journal 2016 15:582, 1 December 2016

This is the first nationwide study of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Rwanda.


A novel method for mapping village-scale outdoor resting microhabitats of the primary African malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae

September 27, 2016 - 16:50 -- Open Access
Julius R. Dewald, Douglas O. Fuller, Günter C. Müller and John C. Beier
Malaria Journal 2016 15:489, 22 September 2016

The use of a D-S modelling framework for predicting the outdoor resting habitat locations provided novel information on this little-known aspect of anopheline ecology.

Investigation of mechanisms of bendiocarb resistance in Anopheles gambiae populations from the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon

August 26, 2016 - 17:45 -- Open Access
Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Rodolphe Poupardin, Billy Fossog Tene, Edmond Kopya, Carlo Costantini, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles S. Wondji
Malaria Journal 2016 15:424, 22 August 2016

The study highlights the probable implication of metabolic mechanisms in bendiocarb resistance in An. gambiae populations from Yaoundé and stresses the need for further studies leading to functional validation of detoxification genes involved in this resistance.


Composition and genetics of malaria vector populations in the Central African Republic

August 1, 2016 - 10:18 -- Open Access
Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Karin Eiglmeier, Marina Lidwine Olé Sangba, Inge Holm, Mirdad Kazanji and Kenneth D. Vernick
Malaria Journal 2016 15:387, 26 July 2016

This study collected data on anopheline populations in CAR, behaviour of vectors and transmission levels.

Malaria transmission potential could be reduced with current and future climate change

June 27, 2016 - 17:49 -- Open Access
C. C. Murdock, E. D. Sternberg & M. B. Thomas
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27771, 21 June 2016

Several studies suggest the potential for climate change to increase malaria incidence in cooler, marginal transmission environments.

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.



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