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midgut microbiota

Mosquito ingestion of antibodies against mosquito midgut microbiota improves conversion of ookinetes to oocysts for Plasmodium falciparum, but not P. yoelii

November 25, 2011 - 15:01 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bruce H. Noden, Jefferson A. Vaughan, Charles B. Pumpuni, John C. Beier
Reference: 
Parasitology International, Volume 60, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 440-446

MalariaWorldWhile this study highlights the complex interactions occurring between the parasite, mosquito, and midgut microbiota, the ultimate goal is to determine the influence of midgut microbiota on Plasmodium development in anopheline midguts in malaria endemic settings.

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