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Open Access | The potential role of the educational system in addressing the effect of inadequate knowledge of mosquitoes on use of insecticide-treated nets in Ghana

September 16, 2010 - 13:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kudom AA, Mensah BA
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:256 (15 September 2010)

The study reveals that respondents did not have adequate knowledge on the biology and behaviour of mosquitoes. This appears to weaken their knowledge of the link between the use of ITN and malaria control; the effect of this is that a significant number owned ITNs but did not use them.

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Open Access | Tools for delivering entomopathogenic fungi to malaria mosquitoes: effects of delivery surfaces on fungal efficacy and persistence

August 31, 2010 - 13:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Mnyone LL, Kirby MJ, Lwetoijera DW, Mpingwa MW, Simfukwe ET, Knols BG, Takken W, Russell TL
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:246 (27 August 2010)

Both fungal isolates reduced mosquito survival on immediate exposure and up to 28 d after application. Conidia were more effective when applied on mud panels and cotton cloth compared with polyester netting.

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Geographic medicine: Effect of different hosts on feeding patterns and mortality of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and their implications on parasite transmission

August 24, 2010 - 14:35 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Eliningaya J Kweka, Beda J Mwang'onde, Lucile Lyaruu, Filemoni Tenu, Aneth M Mahande
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Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, Volume 2 : 2 Page : 121-123, 2010

We investigated the feeding and mortality rates of three mosquito species, namely Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles arabiensis against three different hosts.

Open Access | Synergy in Efficacy of Fungal Entomopathogens and Permethrin against West African Insecticide-Resistant Anopheles gambiae Mosquitoes

August 12, 2010 - 14:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marit Farenhorst, Bart G. J. Knols, Matthew B. Thomas, Annabel F. V. Howard, Willem Takken, Mark Rowland, Raphael N’Guessan
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PLoS ONE 5(8): e12081

Combining fungi and permethrin induced a higher impact on mosquito survival than the use of these control agents alone.

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Open Access | Screening Mosquito House Entry Points as a Potential Method for Integrated Control of Endophagic Filariasis, Arbovirus and Malaria Vectors

August 5, 2010 - 10:18 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sheila B. Ogoma, Dickson W. Lweitoijera, Hassan Ngonyani, Benjamin Furer, Tanya L. Russell, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, Gerry F. Killeen, Sarah J. Moore
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(8): e773

This study confirms that across Africa, screening eaves protects households against important mosquito vectors of filariasis, Rift Valley Fever and O'Nyong nyong as well as malaria.

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Open Access | Activation of Akt Signaling Reduces the Prevalence and Intensity of Malaria Parasite Infection and Lifespan in Anopheles stephensi Mosquitoes

August 2, 2010 - 14:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Vanessa C., Anna Drexler., et al.
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PLoS Pathog 6(7): e1001003

Here, we demonstrate that increased Akt signaling in the mosquito midgut disrupts parasite development and concurrently reduces the duration that mosquitoes are infective to humans.

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Open Access | Activation of Akt Signaling Reduces the Prevalence and Intensity of Malaria Parasite Infection and Lifespan in Anopheles stephensi Mosquitoes

July 19, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Vanessa Corby-Harris, Anna Drexler, Laurel Watkins de Jong, Yevgeniya Antonova, Nazzy Pakpour, Rolf Ziegler, Frank Ramberg, Edwin E. Lewis, Jessica M. Brown, Shirley Luckhart, Michael A. Riehle
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PLoS Pathog 6(7): e1001003

Thus, we demonstrate that genetic manipulation of one key signaling protein directly reduces parasite development in the insect vector as well as the duration of mosquito infectivity.

The Plasmodium eukaryotic initiation factor-2{alpha} kinase IK2 controls the latency of sporozoites in the mosquito salivary glands

July 7, 2010 - 12:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Min Zhang, Clare Fennell, Victor Nussenzweig, .et al
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Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. 207, no. 7 June 28, 2010 1465-1474

Sporozoites, the invasive form of malaria parasites transmitted by mosquitoes, are quiescent while in the insect salivary glands.

Open Access | Commentary: The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors

May 26, 2010 - 15:09 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Devine GJ, Killeen GF
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:142 (25 May 2010)

New evidence however, suggests that adult mosquitoes can be co-opted into disseminating larvicides in a far more targeted and efficient manner than can be achieved using conventional methods.

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Open Access | Genome Landscape and Evolutionary Plasticity of Chromosomes in Malaria Mosquitoes

May 13, 2010 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ai Xia, Maria V. Sharakhova, Scotland C. Leman, Zhijian Tu, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Christopher D. Smith, Igor V. Sharakhov
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PLoS ONE 5(5): e10592

These results highlight fundamental differences in evolutionary dynamics of the sex chromosome and autosomes and revealed the strong association between characteristics of the genome landscape and rates of chromosomal evolution.

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