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Using a new odour-baited device to explore options for luring and killing outdoor-biting malaria vectors: a report on design and field evaluation of the Mosquito Landing Box

May 8, 2013 - 19:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Matowo NS, Moore J, Mapua S, Madumla EP, Moshi IR, Kaindoa EW, Mwangungulu SP, Kavishe DR, Sumaye RD, Lwetoijera DW, Okumu FO
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:137 (4 May 2013)
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The findings are used to explore technical options and challenges relevant to luring and killing outdoor-biting malaria vectors in endemic settings.

Evaluation of alternative mosquito sampling methods for malaria vectors in Lowland South - East Zambia

April 12, 2013 - 16:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sikaala CH, Killeen GF, Chanda J, Chinula D, Miller JM, Russell TL, Seyoum A
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:91 (9 April 2013)
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Sampling malaria vectors and measuring their biting density is of paramount importance for entomological surveys of malaria transmission.

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Extensive circadian and light regulation of the transcriptome in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

April 4, 2013 - 16:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rund SS, Gentile JE, Duffield GE
Reference: 
BMC Genomics 2013, 14:218 (3 April 2013)
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We explored the interaction of light and the circadian clock and highlight the regulation of odorant binding proteins (OBPs), important components of the olfactory system. We reveal that OBPs have unique expression patterns as mosquitoes make the transition from LD to DD conditions.

Physiological correlates of ecological divergence along an urbanization gradient: differential tolerance to ammonia among molecular forms of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

January 9, 2013 - 14:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Billy Tene Fossog, Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Pierre Kengne, Flobert Njiokou, Nora J Besansky and Carlo Costantini
Reference: 
BMC Ecology 2013, 13:1
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We hypothesized that development of tolerance to nitrogenous pollutants derived from the decomposition of organic matter, among which ammonia is the most toxic to aquatic organisms, may affect this pattern of distribution and process of niche expansion by the M form.

A systematic review of mosquito coils and passive emanators: defining recommendations for spatial repellency testing methodologies

December 9, 2012 - 13:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ogoma SB, Moore SJ, Maia MF
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:287 (7 December 2012)
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The aim of this review was to determine effects of mosquito coils and emanators on mosquito responses that reduce human-vector contact and to propose scientific consensus on terminologies and methodologies used for evaluation of product formats that could contain spatial chemical actives, including indoor residual spraying (IRS), long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and insecticide treated materials (ITMs).

Toxicity of essential oil from Indian borage on the larvae of the African malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae

December 5, 2012 - 13:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kweka EJ, Senthilkumar A, Venkatesalu V
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:277 (3 December 2012)
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The larvae of An. gambiae s.s laboratory colony and An. gambiae s.l of wild populations were assayed and the larval mortality was observed at 12, 24 and 48 h after exposure period with the concentrations of 3.125, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50 and 100 ppm.

The Good and the Bad Guys.

October 27, 2010 - 11:09 -- Patrick Sampao

After a long stint, I finally managed to go home for a visit last weekend. Its been raining in Nairobi over the last few days so there are puddles of water here and there and my home is no exception. You already know am going to talk about mosquitoes and malaria well yes I am.

'Breakthrough' of the week: Flying syringes

March 19, 2010 - 12:29 -- Bart G.J. Knols

In the early 1990s, when scientists first came up with a radical new idea to engineer mosquitoes that would no longer be capable of transmitting pathogens, some thought of an even more fantastic application. Use mosquitoes to vaccinate people. Silence followed until now...

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