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Assessment of the Suna trap for sampling mosquitoes indoors and outdoors

February 28, 2019 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Monicah M. Mburu, Kennedy Zembere, Alexandra Hiscox, Jomo Banda, Kamija S. Phiri, Henk van den Berg, Themba Mzilahowa, Willem Takken and Robert S. McCann
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:51, 22 February 2019

The efficiency of the Suna trap in sampling mosquitoes was equivalent to that of the HLC.

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The use of driving endonuclease genes to suppress mosquito vectors of malaria in temporally variable environments

April 9, 2018 - 15:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ben Lambert, Ace North, Austin Burt and H. Charles J. Godfray
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:154, 4 April 2018

This analysis suggests that DEG based methods of malaria vector control can be effective in a wide range of climates.

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Modelling the persistence of mosquito vectors of malaria in Burkina Faso

April 4, 2018 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ace R. North and H. Charles J. Godfray
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:140, 2 April 2018

Modelling studies such as this can help assess the potential validity of different hypotheses and suggest priority areas for experimental study.

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NOT Open Access | Local Immune Response to Injection of Plasmodium Sporozoites into the Skin

July 22, 2014 - 09:37 -- NOT Open Access
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Laura Mac-Daniel, Matthew R. Buckwalter, Michèle Berthet, Yasemin Virk, Katsuyuki Yui, Matthew L. Albert, Pascale Gueirard, and Robert Ménard
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The Journal of Immunology August 1, 2014 vol. 193 no. 3 1246-1257

Malarial infection is initiated when the sporozoite form of the Plasmodium parasite is inoculated into the skin by a mosquito.

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Dihydroisoxazole inhibitors of Anopheles gambiae seminal transglutaminase AgTG3

June 10, 2014 - 15:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Le BV, Klöck C, Schatz A, Nguyen JB, Kakani EG, Catteruccia F, Khosla C, Baxter RH
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :210 (2 June 2014)

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.

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Male and Female Plasmodium falciparum Mature Gametocytes Show Different Responses to Antimalarial Drugs

June 15, 2013 - 12:33 -- Open Access
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Michael J. Delves, Andrea Ruecker, Ursula Straschil, Jöel Lelièvre, Sara Marques, María José López-Barragán, Esperanza Herreros, and Robert E. Sinden
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. July 2013 vol. 57 no. 7 3268-3274
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It is the mature gametocytes of Plasmodium that are solely responsible for parasite transmission from the mammalian host to the mosquito.

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Review: Do malaria parasites manipulate mosquitoes?

October 23, 2012 - 10:52 -- Patrick Sampao
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Lauren J. Cator, Penelope A. Lynch, Andrew F. Read, Matthew B. Thomas
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Trends in Parasitology, Volume 28, Issue 11, November 2012, Pages 466-470

MalariaWorldWe 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.

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The ecology of mosquitoes in an irrigated vegetable farm in Kumasi, Ghana: abundance, productivity and survivorship

October 16, 2012 - 16:04 -- Patrick Sampao
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Afrane YA, Lawson BW, Brenya R, Kruppa T, Yan G
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:233 (15 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study showed that adult and larval mosquito abundance and larval survival were high in the irrigated fields in the irrigated vegetable farm.

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A New Chromosomal Phylogeny Supports the Repeated Origin of Vectorial Capacity in Malaria Mosquitoes of the Anopheles gambiae Complex

October 8, 2012 - 08:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Maryam Kamali, Ai Xia, Zhijian Tu, Igor V. Sharakhov
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PLoS Pathog 8(10): e1002960

MalariaWorldUnderstanding phylogenetic relationships within species complexes of disease vectors is crucial for identifying genomic changes associated with the evolution of epidemiologically important traits.

NOT Open Access | Biolarvicidal and pupicidal potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using Euphorbia hirta against Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera: Culicidae)

September 3, 2012 - 08:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Karthikeyan Agalya Priyadarshini, Kadarkarai Murugan, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Sekar Ponarulselvam, Jiang-Shiou Hwang & Marcello Nicoletti
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Parasitology Research, Volume 111, Number 3 (2012), 997-1006

MalariaWorldVector 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.

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