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Open Access | PNAS Plus: Genome-wide profiling of diel and circadian gene expression in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae

August 11, 2011 - 07:29 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Samuel S. C. Rund, Tim Y. Hou, Sarah M. Ward, Frank H. Collins, and Giles E. Duffield
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PNAS August 9, 2011 vol. 108 no. 32 E421-E430

Anopheles gambiae, the primary African vector of malaria parasites, exhibits numerous rhythmic behaviors including flight activity, swarming, mating, host seeking, egg laying, and sugar feeding.

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Insecticide resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Benin: a nationwide survey (pages 256–267)

August 10, 2011 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
L. Djogbenou, N. Pasteur, M. Akogbeto, M. Weill, F. Chandre
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 256–267, September 2011

Benin has embraced World Health Organization-recommended preventive strategies to control malaria.

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Behavioural responses of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto to components of human breath, sweat and urine depend on mixture composition and concentration (pages 247–255)

August 9, 2011 - 11:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Y. T. Qiu, R. C. Smallegange, J. J. A. Van Loon, W. Takken
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 247–255, September 2011

Host-seeking behaviour of the anthropophilic malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae) is mediated predominantly by olfactory cues.

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Does moonlight influence the biting behaviour of Anopheles funestus? (pages 240–246)

August 9, 2011 - 11:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
A. Kampango, N. Cuamba, J. D. Charlwood
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 240–246, September 2011

The possible effect of moonlight on the biting behaviour of mosquitoes in southern Mozambique, in particular that of Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae), a primary vector of malaria, was investigated by comparing catches indoors and outdoors using CDC light traps and ‘Furvela’ tent traps, respectively, for 35 consecutive nights, from 9 September to 15 October 2008.

Open Access | Comparative analyses reveal discrepancies among results of commonly used methods for Anopheles gambiae molecular form identification

August 4, 2011 - 11:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Santolamazza F, Caputo B, Calzetta M, Vicente JL, Mancini E, Petrarca V, Pinto J, della Torre A
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:215 (2 August 2011)

Anopheles gambiae M and S molecular forms, the major malaria vectors in the Afro-tropical region, are ongoing a process of ecological diversification and adaptive lineage splitting, which is affecting malaria transmission and vector control strategies in West Africa.

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Open Access | Evaluating RNAlater(R) as a preservative for using near-infrared spectroscopy to predict Anopheles gambiae age and species

July 12, 2011 - 07:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sikulu M, Dowell KM, Hugo LE, Wirtz RA, Michel K, Peiris KH, Moore S, Killeen GF, Dowell FE
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:186 (8 July 2011)

RNAlater(R) can be used to preserve mosquitoes for subsequent scanning and analysis by NIRS to determine their age and species with minimal costs and with accuracy similar to that achieved from fresh insects.

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Open Access | Outdoor host seeking behaviour of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes following initiation of malaria vector control on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

July 12, 2011 - 06:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Reddy MR, Overgaard HJ, Abaga S, Reddy VP, Caccone A, Kiszewski AE, Slotman MA
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:184 (7 July 2011)

An. gambiae s.l. mosquitoes currently seek hosts in outdoor venues as much as indoors in the Punta Europa region of Bioko Island.

Open Access | Transcription Regulation of Sex-Biased Genes during Ontogeny in the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae

July 12, 2011 - 06:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kalle Magnusson, Antonio M. Mendes, Nikolai Windbichler, Philippos-Aris Papathanos, Tony Nolan, Tania Dottorini, Ermanno Rizzi, George K. Christophides, Andrea Crisanti
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PLoS ONE 6(6): e21572

In Anopheles gambiae, sex-regulated genes are responsible for controlling gender dimorphism and are therefore crucial in determining the ability of female mosquitoes to transmit human malaria.

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Open Access | Development of environmental tools for Anopheline larval control

July 8, 2011 - 09:33 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Susan S Imbahale, Collins K Mweresa, Willem Takken and Wolfgang R Mukabana
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:130, 6 July 2011

Here, we report the effects of shading by plants and biological control agents on the development and survival of anopheline and culicine mosquito larvae in man-made natural habitats in western Kenya.

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Open Access | Predation efficiency of Anopheles gambiae larvae by aquatic predators in western Kenya highlands

July 7, 2011 - 12:06 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Eliningaya J Kweka, Guofa Zhou, Thomas M Gilbreath III, Yaw Afrane, Mramba Nyindo, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:12, 5 July 2011

These experiments provide insight into the efficiency of specific natural predators against mosquito larvae. These naturally occurring predators may be useful in biocontrol strategies for aquatic stage An. gambiae mosquitoes.

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