Larval mosquito habitats of potential malaria vectors and related species of Anopheles from three provinces (Gyeonggi, Gyeongsangbuk, Chungcheongbuk Provinces) of the Republic of Korea were surveyed in 2007. This study aimed to determine the species composition, seasonal occurrence and distributions of Anopheles mosquitoes.
The aim of this study is to accurately identify the Anopheles fauna of Timor-Leste using these techniques.
We seek to evaluate the impact of hypothetical climate change scenarios on malaria transmission in the Sahel by using a novel mechanistic, high spatial- and temporal-resolution coupled hydrology and agent-based entomology model.
The causative agent of malaria Plasmodium, has to undergo complex developmental transitions and survive attacks from the mosquito's innate immune system to achieve transmission from one host to another through the vector.
The authors developed a method to count fluorescent malaria parasite oocysts on mosquito midgut. This method should speed up the process of counting malaria parasites and limit data variation due to the observer. They present data highlighting the use of this method to increasing throughput for evaluating the transmission blocking potential of selected anti-malarial drugs.
Aiming to increase our understanding regarding the interactions between Plasmodium and the Anopheles immune genes, we investigated the patterns of genetic diversity of four anti-Plasmodium genes in the Anopheles gambiae complex of species.
Potential high and low risks for malaria at the village level can be differentiated from satellite data.
If a mosquito-transmitted brain tumor virus could be identified, development of a brain tumor vaccine might be possible.
Studies on the relationship of various vectors and non-vectors of malaria from the evolutionary point of view are important. Use of molecular methods to define phylogeny helps to understand the interrelationship among the members of the anophelines and elucidate the ambiguity that has arisen from improper classification. It could also help to design molecular markers for species differentiation, particularly in those which pose difficulty when classified, based on morphological features.
We present a method for establishing authentication matrices to routinely distinguish and confirm that laboratory strains have not become physically or genetically mixed through contamination events in the laboratory.