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Distribution of pyrethroid and DDT resistance and the L1014F kdr mutation in Anopheles gambiae s.l. from Burkina Faso (West Africa)

October 25, 2009 - 17:23 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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K.R. Dabiré, A. Diabaté, M. Namountougou, K.H. Toé, A. Ouari, P. Kengne, C. Bass, T. Baldet
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1113-1120, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.008

This study reports on the distribution of pyrethroid and DDT resistance and the L1014F knockdown resistance (kdr) mutation in Anopheles gambiae s.l. populations from 21 localities in three different climatic zones of Burkina Faso from August to October 2006. These results have practical significance for malaria vector control programs.

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LA-DRB1 and -DQB1 loci in three west African ethnic groups: Genetic relationship with sub-Saharan African and European populations

October 25, 2009 - 15:44 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Patrizia Lulli et al.
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Human Immunology, Volume 70, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 903-909, doi:10.1016/j.humimm.2009.07.025

The Fulani of west Africa have been shown to be less susceptible to malaria and to mount a stronger immune response to malaria than sympatric ethnic groups. The analysis of HLA diversity is useful for the assessment of the genetic distance between the Fulani and sympatric populations, which represents the necessary theoretical background for the investigation of genetic determinants of susceptibility to malaria.

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