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parasitism

Direct and indirect effects of predation and parasitism on the Anopheles gambiae mosquito

February 10, 2020 - 15:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fedinand Ong’wen, Patrick Ogola Onyango, Tullu Bukhari
Reference: 
Parasites Vectors 13, 43 (2020)

A good understanding of mosquito ecology is imperative for integrated vector control of malaria. In breeding sites, Anopheles larvae are concurrently exposed to predators and parasites. However, to our knowledge, there is no study on combined effects of predators and parasites on development and survival of larvae and their carry-over effects on adult survivorship and susceptibility to further parasite infection.

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