The efficiency of the Suna trap in sampling mosquitoes was equivalent to that of the HLC.
This analysis suggests that DEG based methods of malaria vector control can be effective in a wide range of climates.
Modelling studies such as this can help assess the potential validity of different hypotheses and suggest priority areas for experimental study.
Malarial infection is initiated when the sporozoite form of the Plasmodium parasite is inoculated into the skin by a mosquito.
A targeted screen has identified chemical inhibitors of A. gambiae transglutaminase 3 (AgTG3). The most potent inhibitors are known inhibitors of human transglutaminase 2, suggesting a common binding pose may exist within the active site of both enzymes.
It is the mature gametocytes of Plasmodium that are solely responsible for parasite transmission from the mammalian host to the mosquito.
We review and discuss the current evidence for manipulation, explore its potential significance for malaria transmission, and suggest ways to move this hypothesis forward from theory to potential application in malaria control.
This study showed that adult and larval mosquito abundance and larval survival were high in the irrigated fields in the irrigated vegetable farm.
Understanding phylogenetic relationships within species complexes of disease vectors is crucial for identifying genomic changes associated with the evolution of epidemiologically important traits.
Vector control is a critical requirement in epidemic disease situations, as is an urgent need to develop new and improved mosquito control methods that are economical and effective yet safe for nontarget organisms and the environment.