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dispersal distance

The development and evaluation of a self-marking unit to estimate malaria vector survival and dispersal distance

December 30, 2019 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Adam Saddler, Katharina S. Kreppel, Nakul Chitnis, Thomas A. Smith, Adrian Denz, Jason D. Moore, Mgeni M. Tambwe and Sarah J. Moore
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:441, 23 December 2019

A clear understanding of mosquito biology is fundamental to the control efforts of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria. Mosquito mark-release-recapture (MMRR) experiments are a popular method of measuring the survival and dispersal of disease vectors; however, examples with African malaria vectors are limited. Ethical and technical difficulties involved in carrying out MMRR studies may have held back research in this area and, therefore, a device that marks mosquitoes as they emerge from breeding sites was developed and evaluated to overcome the problems of MMRR.

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