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Diversity of Anopheles mosquitoes in Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong Provinces of Vietnam and their relation to disease

July 22, 2014 - 19:14 -- Open Access
Chung Thuy Ngo, Gregor Dubois, Véronique Sinou, Daniel Parzy, Hong Quang Le, Ralph E Harbach and Sylvie Manguin
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:316

The objective of this study was to investigate the role of Anopheles species in the transmission of these two pathogens in the two highly malaria endemic provinces of Vietnam.


Not Open Access | The Crystal Structure of the Active Domain of Anopheles Anti-platelet Protein, a Powerful Anti-coagulant, in Complex with an Antibody

June 10, 2014 - 19:03 -- NOT Open Access
Kanako Sugiyama, Mitsuhiro Iyori, Asuka Sawaguchi, Satoko Akashi, Jeremy R. H. Tame, Sam-Yong Park and Shigeto Yoshida
June 6, 2014 The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289, 16303-16312.

Our work, therefore, opens new avenues to the development of both novel small molecule anti-clotting agents and anti-malarials.

Using infective mosquitoes to challenge monkeys with Plasmodium knowlesi in malaria vaccine studies

June 10, 2014 - 15:37 -- Open Access
Murphy JR, Weiss WR, Chen J, et al.
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :215 (3 June 2014)

Anopheles dirus, An. crascens and a cross between these two species all were excellent vectors for P. knowlesi. High donor monkey parasitaemia was associated with poor mosquito survival.

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NOT Open Access | Occurrence and host preferences of Anopheles maculipennis group mosquitoes in England and Wales

May 28, 2014 - 12:30 -- NOT Open Access
R. Danabalan, M. T. Monaghan, D. J. Ponsonby and Y.-M. Linton
Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 169–178, June 2014

Mosquitoes of the Anopheles maculipennis Meigen (Diptera: Culicidae) group are of public health concern: five of the 11 morphologically indistinct species have been historically considered as vectors of malaria in Europe.

Transmission blocking activity of Azadirachta indica and Guiera senegalensis extracts on the sporogonic development of Plasmodium falciparum field isolates in Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes

May 6, 2014 - 17:15 -- Open Access
Yerbanga RS, Lucantoni L, Habluetzel A, et al.
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :185 (15 April 2014)

In this study, we assessed the antiplasmodial effects of 5 extracts obtained from the neem tree Azadirachta indica and Guiera senegalensis against the early vector stages of Plasmodium falciparum, using field isolates.

CYP6 P450 Enzymes and ACE-1 Duplication Produce Extreme and Multiple Insecticide Resistance in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae

March 27, 2014 - 06:50 -- Open Access
Constant V. Edi, Luc Djogbénou, David Weetman, et al.
PLoS Genet 10(3): e1004236

Malaria control relies heavily on pyrethroid insecticides, to which susceptibility is declining in Anopheles mosquitoes.

Survival of the Immature Stages of the Malaria Vectors Anopheles pseudopunctipennis and Anopheles argyritarsis (Diptera: Culicidae) in Northwestern Argentina

March 20, 2014 - 16:29 -- Open Access
Guillermina B. Galante , Mirta Santana , Cecilia A. Veggiani Aybar and María J. Dantur Juri
Florida Entomologist 97(1):191-202. 2014

We collected 1,643 larvae of which 1,404 reached adulthood. Of these 1,119 were An. pseudopunctipennis, and 285 were An. argyritarsis. Both An. pseudopunctipennis and An. argyritarsis were abundant in autumn (55.3% and 66.7%, respectively).

Efficacy and non-target impact of spinosad, Bti and temephos larvicides for control of Anopheles spp. in an endemic malaria region of southern Mexico

February 25, 2014 - 17:26 -- Open Access
Marina CF, Bond J, Muñoz J, Valle J, Novelo-Gutiérrez R, Williams T
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :55 (30 January 2014)

These larvicides resulted in 15 and 5 weeks of elimination of Culex spp., respectively, or 20 and 4 weeks of continuous elimination of U. lowii, respectively. Bti treatment provided little consistent control. 

Evidence to support natural hybridization between Anopheles sinensis and Anopheles kleini (Diptera: Culicidae): possibly a significant mechanism for gene introgression in sympatric populations

February 9, 2014 - 10:13 -- Open Access
Choochote W, Min G, Intapan PM, Tantrawatpan C, Saeung A, Lulitanond V
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :36 (20 January 2014)

This study revealed introgression of the mitochondrial COI gene between An. sinensis and An. kleini through consecutive repeated backcrosses under laboratory conditions.

Entomological and parasitological impacts of indoor residual spraying with DDT, alphacypermethrin and deltamethrin in the western foothill area of Madagascar

January 21, 2014 - 17:47 -- Open Access
Ratovonjato J, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rakotondrainibe ME, Raharimanga V, Andrianaivolambo L, Le Goff G, Rogier C, Ariey F, Boyer S, Robert V
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :21 (14 January 2014)

The study was carried out from October 2002 to February 2005 in three communes of the western foothill area of Madagascar.



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