publication . Article . 2017

Effects of malaria infection on mosquito olfaction and behavior: extrapolating data to the field.

Nina M Stanczyk; Mark C Mescher; Consuelo M De Moraes;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Feb 2017 Journal: Current Opinion in Insect Science, volume 20, pages 7-12 (issn: 2214-5745, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Vector-borne pathogens have been shown to influence behavioral and other traits of their hosts and vectors across multiple systems, frequently in ways that enhance transmission. In malaria pathosystems, Plasmodium parasites have been reported to alter mosquito physiology, fitness and host-seeking behavior. Such effects on vector behavior have obvious medical relevance given their potential to influence disease transmission. However, most studies detailing these effects have faced methodological limitations, including experiments limited to laboratory settings with model vector/pathogen systems. Some recent studies indicate that similar effects may not be observe...
Subjects
free text keywords: Insect Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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