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Development of molecular assays to detect target-site mechanisms associated with insecticide resistance in malaria vectors from Latin America

June 24, 2019 - 15:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Juan C. Lol, David Castañeda, Lucy Mackenzie-Impoinvil, Carla G. Romero, Audrey Lenhart and Norma R. Padilla
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:202, 20 June 2019

Malaria remains an important public health problem in Latin America, and the development of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors poses a major threat to malaria elimination efforts. Monitoring of insecticide susceptibility and the determination of the mechanisms involved in insecticide resistance are needed to effectively guide the deployment of appropriate vector control measures. Here, molecular assays have been developed to screen for mutations associated with insecticide resistance on the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) and acetylcholinesterase-1 (Ace-1) genes in four malaria vectors from Latin America.

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Abundance patterns of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis and Anopheles argyritarsis in northwestern Argentina

June 9, 2010 - 08:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
María Julia Dantur Juri, Guillermo Luis Claps, Mirta Santana, Mario Zaidenberg, Walter Ricardo Almirón
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Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issue 3, September 2010, Pages 234-241

Anopheles pseudopunctipennis is an important malaria vector in Argentina but the role of Anopheles argyritarsis in the transmission of the parasite is still unknown. Abundance patterns of both species and their relationship to climatic variables were studied in the subtropical mountainous forest in northwestern Argentina.

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