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Anopheles funestus

Open Access | Simultaneous identification of the Anopheles funestus group and Anopheles longipalpis type C by PCR-RFLP

November 16, 2010 - 12:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kwang Shik Choi, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette L Koekemoer
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:316 (8 November 2010)

An RFLP method for the group was developed that is more accurate and efficient than those used before.

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Open Access | Patterns and seasonality of malaria transmission in the forest-savannah transitional zones of Ghana

November 16, 2010 - 12:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dominic B Dery, Charles Brown, Kwaku Poku Asante, Mohammed Adams, David Dosoo, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Mike Wilson, Daniel Chandramohan, Brian Greenwood, Seth Owusu-Agyei
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:314 (7 November 2010)

The dynamics and seasonal abundance of malaria vectors in the Kintampo area was influenced by micro-ecology, rainfall and temperature patterns.

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Open Access | High Level of Pyrethroid Resistance in an Anopheles funestus Population of the Chokwe District in Mozambique

June 11, 2010 - 09:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Nelson Cuamba, John C. Morgan, Helen Irving, Andrew Steven, Charles S. Wondji
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PLoS ONE 5(6): e11010.

The high level of pyrethroid resistance in this population despite the cessation of pyrethroid use for IRS in 1999 is a serious concern for resistance management strategies such as rotational use of insecticides. As DDT has now been re-introduced for IRS, susceptibility to DDT needs to be closely monitored to prevent the appearance and spread of resistance to this insecticide.

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Population structure of newly established Anopheles funestus populations in the Senegal River basin using paracentric chromosomal inversions

May 25, 2010 - 09:00 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ibrahima Dia, Badara Samb, Lassana Konate, Didier Fontenille
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issues 1-2, July-August 2010, Pages 90-94

Anopheles funestus is one of the major vectors of malaria in sub-saharan Africa. Because of several cycles of recurrent drought events that have occurred in the sahelian zone, this species had disappeared from this area since the 1970s following a disappearance of its specific breeding sites.

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Open Access : Clinical Microbiology : Evaluation of the pyrrole insecticide chlorfenapyr against pyrethroid resistant and susceptible Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae)

December 17, 2009 - 13:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
S. V. Oliver, M. L. Kaiser, O. R. Wood, M. Coetzee, M. Rowland, B. D. Brooke
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Tropical Medicine & International Health,Volume 15, Issue 1, Date: January 2010, Pages: 127-131

Objective : To evaluate the pyrrole insecticide chlorfenapyr, which has a novel non-neurotoxic mode of action and is a promising alternative to conventional adulticides, against Anopheles funestus. Method : The toxicity of a range of concentrations of chlorfenapyr against pyrethroid resistant and susceptible laboratory reared southern African An. funestus was assessed using standard WHO protocols and analysed using probit analysis.

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Open Access | Comparative Analysis of the Global Transcriptome of Anopheles funestus from Mali, West Africa

December 15, 2009 - 20:53 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Serazin AC, Dana AN, Hillenmeyer ME, Lobo NF, Coulibaly MB, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(11): e7976

In aid of future genomic sequencing of An. funestus, we explored the whole body transcriptome, derived from mixed stage progeny of wild-caught females from Mali, West Africa.

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Open Access | Methodology: Development of multiplex real-time PCR assays for identification of members of the Anopheles funestus species group

December 14, 2009 - 11:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Samuel B Vezenegho, Chris Bass, Mirel Puinean, Martin S Williamson, Linda M Field, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette L Koekemoer
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:282 (9 December 2009)

In this study, three new high-throughput 'closed-tube' assays were developed and compared with the previously described AS-PCR technique.

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Environmental factors associated with the malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in Kenya

November 26, 2009 - 13:12 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Louise A Kelly-Hope, Janet Hemingway, F Ellis McKenzie
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:268 (26 November 2009)

In a retrospective study, the authors show that the abundance, distribution and malaria transmission of different malaria vectors are driven by different environmental factors.

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Seasonal distribution of Anopheles funestus chromosomal forms from Burkina Faso

October 29, 2009 - 12:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Wamdaogo M Guelbeogo, N'Fale Sagnon, Olga Grushko, Malgaouende A Yameogo, Daniela Boccolini, Nora J Besansky, Carlo Costantini
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:239 (26 October 2009)

Previous studies of Anopheles funestus chromosomal inversion polymorphisms in Burkina Faso showed large departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and linkage disequilibrium among inversions located on different chromosomes, implying the existence of two taxonomic units ("chromosomal forms") with limited genetic flow. One chromosomal form, named Folonzo, is highly polymorphic for alternative rearrangements of 3Ra, 3Rb, 2Ra, and 3La; the other, Kiribina, is predominantly characterized by the standard arrangement of these inversions. To investigate the temporal distribution of these chromosomal forms, further collections were carried out in two villages near Ouagadougou where they are found in sympatry.

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