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Anopheles

The role of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles coustani in indoor and outdoor malaria transmission in Taveta District, Kenya

April 22, 2013 - 16:54 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mwangangi JM, Muturi EJ, Muriu SM, Nzovu J, Midega JT, Mbogo C
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:114 (20 April 2013)
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This study shows that malaria transmission is occurring both indoors and outdoors. The main vectors are An. arabiensis, An. funestus and An. coustani indoors while An. coustani is playing a major role in outdoor transmission. 

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The bionomics of Anopheles merus (Diptera: Culicidae) along the Kenyan coast

February 15, 2013 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kipyab PC, Khaemba BM, Mwangangi JM, Mbogo CM
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:37 (14 February 2013)
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We evaluated the blood feeding pattern and the role of this species in malaria transmission in Malindi district, Coastal Kenya.

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NOT Open Access | Anopheles (Cellia) maculatusgroup: Its spatial distribution and molecular characterization of member species in north-east India

August 7, 2012 - 11:38 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
S. Singh, A. Prakash, R.N.S. Yadav, P.K. Mohapatra, N.P. Sarma, D.K. Sarma, J. Mahanta, D.R. Bhattacharyya
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Acta Tropica, Volume 124, Issue 1, October 2012, Pages 62–70

MalariaWorldAnopheles (Cellia) maculatus is considered a group of at least nine formally named species.

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Not Open Access | Impact of Environmental Changes and Human-Related Factors on the Potential Malaria Vector, Anopheles labranchiae (Diptera: Culicidae), in Maremma, Central Italy

July 11, 2012 - 14:10 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
D. Boccolini, L. Toma, R. Romi, et al.
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Journal of Medical Entomology 49(4):833-842. 2012

MalariaWorldOur findings suggest the need for the continuous monitoring of An. labranchiae in the study area.

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Not Open Access | Differential acquisition of human antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum according to intensity of exposure to Anopheles bites

July 11, 2012 - 13:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Jean Biram Sarr, Badara Samb, Franck Remoue, et al.
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 106, Issue 8, August 2012, Pages 460-467

MalariaWorldWe hypothesize that high exposure to Anopheles bites could inhibit IgG1-dependent responsiveness to P. falciparum known to induce protective immune responses against malaria.

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Mermithid nematodes found in adult Anopheles from southeastern Senegal

June 29, 2012 - 13:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kobylinski KC, Sylla M, Black W, Foy BD
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:131 (28 June 2012)

MalariaWorldTo our knowledge, this is the first report of mermithids from adult Anopheles mosquitoes in Senegal. The mermithid appears to infect Anopheles mosquitoes that develop in diverse larval habitats.

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Entomologic investigation of Plasmodium knowlesi vectors in Kuala lipis, Pahang, Malaysia

June 26, 2012 - 10:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Jiram AI, Vythilingam I, NoorAzian YM, Yusof YM, Azahari AH, Fong M
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:213 (22 June 2012)

MalariaWorldAnopheles cracens, which belongs to the Dirus complex, Leucosphyrus subgroup, Leucosphyrus group of mosquitoes, has been confirmed to be the only vector for this site from Pahang during this study.

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A user-friendly software to easily count Anopheles egg batches

June 22, 2012 - 13:10 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ali Mollahosseini, Marie Rossignol, Cédric Pennetier, Anna Cohuet, António dos Anjos, Fabrice Chandre and Hamid R Shahbazkia
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:122

MalariaWorldIn this paper we present a newly developed software for high precision automatic egg counting. The software written in the Java programming language proposes a user-friendly interface and a complete online manual.

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NOT Open Access | Development of Exon-Primed Intron-Crossing (EPIC) PCR primers for the malaria vector Anopheles pseudopunctipennis (Diptera: Culicidae)

June 21, 2012 - 09:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Frédéric Lardeux, Claudia Aliaga, Rosenka Tejerina, Raùl Ursic-Bedoya
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Comptes Rendus Biologies, Volume 335, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 398–405

MalariaWorldUsing the Anopheles gambiae Giles genome as a template, we designed, screened and identified 14 novel Exon-Primed Intron-Crossing (EPIC) PCR primer pairs for Anopheles pseudopunctipennis Theobald 1901, a major vector of human Plasmodium sp. in South America.

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Open Access | Invasion of Wolbachia into Anopheles and Other Insect Germlines in an Ex vivo Organ Culture System

May 9, 2012 - 15:01 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Grant L. Hughes, Andrew D. Pike, Ping Xue, Jason L. Rasgon
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PLoS ONE 7(4): e36277

MalariaWorldThis finding further enhances the prospect of using Wolbachia for the biological control of malaria.

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