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Open Access | Engineered Anopheles Immunity to Plasmodium Infection

December 28, 2011 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Yuemei Dong, Suchismita Das, Chris Cirimotich, Jayme A. Souza-Neto, Kyle J. McLean, George Dimopoulos
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PLoS Pathog 7(12): e1002458

MalariaWorldA causative agent of human malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes.

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Review of genetic diversity in malaria vectors (Culicidae: Anophelinae)

December 16, 2011 - 14:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
J.R. Loaiza, E. Bermingham, O.I. Sanjur, M.E. Scott, S.A. Bickersmith, J.E. Conn
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Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 1-12

MalariaWorldWe review previous studies on the genetic diversity of malaria vectors to highlight the major trends in population structure and demographic history.

Open Access | Conditions of malaria transmission in Dakar from 2007 to 2010

October 25, 2011 - 08:52 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gadiaga L, Machault V, Pages F, Gaye A, Jarjaval F, Godefroy L, Cisse B, Lacaux J, Sokhna C, Trape J, Rogier C
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:312 (21 October 2011)

MalariaWorldThe spatial and temporal heterogeneity of An. gambiae s.l. larval density, adult human-biting rate (HBR) and malaria transmission in Dakar has been confirmed, and the environmental factors associated with this heterogeneity have been identified.

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Investigations on the role of a lysozyme from the malaria vector Anopheles dirus during malaria parasite development

October 25, 2011 - 07:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Parichat Lapcharoen, Narumon Komalamisra, Yupha Rongsriyam, Voranuch Wangsuphachart, Paron Dekumyoy, Jetsumon Prachumsri, Mayur K. Kajla, Susan M. Paskewitz
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Developmental & Comparative Immunology, Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 104-111

MalariaWorldA cDNA encoding a lysozyme was obtained by rapid amplification of cDNA ends-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR) from females of the malaria vector Anopheles dirus A (Diptera: Culicidae).

Open Access | Influence of environmental factors on the abundance of Anopheles farauti larvae in large brackish water streams in Northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

September 21, 2011 - 13:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hugo Bugoro, Jeffery Hii, Tanya L Russell, Robert D Cooper, Benny KK Chan, Charles Iro'ofa, Charles Butafa, Allen Apairamo, Albino Bobogare, Cheng-Chen Chen
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:262 (13 September 2011)

This study has demonstrated that the presence and abundance An. farauti larvae are influenced by environmental factors within the large streams.

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Screening for feeding deterrent activity of herbal extracts against the larvae of malaria vector Anopheles subpictus Grassi

August 31, 2011 - 07:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gandhi Elango, Abdul Abdul Rahuman, Chinnaperumal Kamaraj, Asokan Bagavan & Abdul Abduz Zahir
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Parasitology Research, Volume 109, Number 3, 715-726

This no-choice, laboratory study focuses on the feeding of homogeneous powdered, dried, yeast with different plant extracts on mosquito fourth-instar larvae to determine the effects on their mortality.

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Open Access | New highland distribution records of multiple Anopheles species in the Ecuadorian Andes

August 16, 2011 - 12:52 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Pinault LL, Hunter FF
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:236 (11 August 2011)

This study documents the establishment of multiple anopheline species in high altitude regions of Ecuador, often in areas where malaria eradication programs are not focused.

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Open Access | Reduction in host-finding behaviour in fungus-infected mosquitoes is correlated with reduction in olfactory receptor neuron responsiveness

August 4, 2011 - 12:16 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
George J, Blanford S, Domingue MJ, Thomas MB, Read AF, Baker TC
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:219 (3 August 2011)

These pre-lethal effects are likely to synergize with fungal-induced mortality to further reduce the capacity of mosquito populations exposed to fungal biopesticides to transmit malaria.

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Open Access | Mitochondrial genetic differentiation across populations of the malaria vector Anopheles lesteri from China (Diptera: Culicidae)

August 4, 2011 - 12:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Yang M, Ma Y, Wu J
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:216 (3 August 2011)

Levels of genetic variation within An. lesteri populations were higher than among them.

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N-Terminal Prodomain of Pfs230 Synthesized Using a Cell-Free System Is Sufficient To Induce Complement-Dependent Malaria Transmission-Blocking Activity

August 3, 2011 - 09:11 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mayumi Tachibana, Yimin Wu, Hideyuki Iriko, Olga Muratova, Nicholas J. MacDonald, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Satoru Takeo, Hitoshi Otsuki, Motomi Torii, and Takafumi Tsuboi
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Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, August 2011,p. 1343-1350, Vol. 18, No. 8

The aim of a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine is to block the development of malaria parasites in the mosquito and thus prevent subsequent infection of the human host

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