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phenotypic plasticity

Beyond Nature and Nurture: Phenotypic Plasticity in Blood-Feeding Behavior of Anopheles gambiae s.s. When Humans Are Not Readily Accessible

December 18, 2009 - 16:38 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Thierry Lefèvre, Louis-Clément Gouagna, Kounbrobr Roch Dabiré, Eric Elguero, Didier Fontenille, François Renaud, Carlo Costantini, AND Frédéric Thomas
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 1023-1029

This paradox can be interpreted as the evolution of a plastic strategy of feeding behavior in this field population of An. gambiae because of the greater accessibility of readily available, although less-preferred, hosts.

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