publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

The effect of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis infection on the feeding persistence of Anopheles stephensi Liston throughout the sporogonic cycle

Anderson, R A; Koella, J C; Hurd, H;
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  • Published: 07 Sep 1999 Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, volume 266, pages 1,729-1,733 (issn: 0962-8452, eissn: 1471-2954, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
Abstract
Vector-borne parasites such as malaria have been shown to modify the feeding behaviour of their invertebrate hosts so as to increase the probability of transmission. However, evolutionary consideration of developmental changes in malaria within Anopheles mosquitoes suggests that the nature of altered feeding by mosquitoes should differ depending on the developmental stage of the parasite. We present laboratory evidence that the feeding persistence of female Anopheles stephensi towards a human host is decreased in the presence of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis oocysts (which cannot be transmitted), but increased when the malaria has developed into transmissible sp...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesfungi
free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Immunology and Microbiology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Environmental Science, General Medicine, Insect bites and stings, medicine.disease, medicine, Virology, Plasmodium yoelii, biology.organism_classification, biology, Anopheles, Parasite hosting, Anopheles stephensi, Persistence (computer science), Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, Malaria, Research Article
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