publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Stress dependent infection cost of the human malaria agent Plasmodium falciparum on its natural vector Anopheles coluzzii

Yannis Michalakis; Anna Cohuet;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2014 Journal: Infection, Genetics and Evolution, volume 25, pages 57-65 (issn: 1567-1348, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: France
AbstractUnraveling selective forces that shape vector–parasite interactions has critical implications for malaria control. However, it remains unclear whether Plasmodium infection induces a fitness cost to their natural mosquito vectors. Moreover, environmental conditions are known to affect infection outcome and may impact the effect of infection on mosquito fitness. We investigated in the laboratory the effects of exposition to and infection by field isolates of Plasmodium falciparum on fecundity and survival of a major vector in the field, Anopheles coluzzii under different conditions of access to sugar resources after blood feeding.The results evidenced fitn...
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Malaria transmission, Vector-parasites interactions, Environment, Infection cost, Mosquito fitness, Microbiology (medical), Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Vector–parasites interactions
Funded by
Malaria Transmission Blocking by Vaccines, Drugs and Immune Mosquitoes: Efficacy Assessment and Targets
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 223736
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
Towards the establishment of a permanent European Virtual Institute dedicated to Malaria Research (EVIMalaR).
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 242095
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
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