Larval diet affects mosquito development and permissiveness to Plasmodium infection

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Gendrin, MEM; Christophides; Linenberg, Inbar;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports,volume 6 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5133635, doi: 10.1038/srep38230
  • Subject: Article
    mesheuropmc: fungi | parasitic diseases

The larval stages of malaria vector mosquitoes develop in water pools, feeding mostly on microorganisms and environmental detritus. Richness in the nutrient supply to larvae influences the development and metabolism of larvae and adults. Here, we investigated the effect... View more