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Virulence of a Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum, for Its Sand Fly Vectors, Lutzomyia vexator and Lutzomyia stewarti (Diptera: Psychodidae)

November 23, 2011 - 14:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Jos. J. Schall
Journal of Medical Entomology 48(6):1183-1188. 2011

MalariaWorldThis report is the first measure of virulence of Plasmodium for an insect vector other than a mosquito and concords with both expectations of theory and previous studies on natural parasite-host associations that revealed low virulence.

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