Work at Imperial suggests that suppressing Anopheles gambiae
populations in local areas is unlikely to affect the local ecosystem.
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'While Anopheles gambiae
is an important carrier of malaria, it is only one of around 800 species of mosquito in Africa, so suppressing it in certain areas should not significantly impact the local ecosystem,' noted lead author Dr Tony Nolan.
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For instance, Anopheles gambiae
and Anopheles stephensi, the respective main malarial vectors in Africa and Asia, have been successfully engineered to interfere with malaria parasites, to stop or at least reduce transmission of the disease [10, 11].
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sensu stricto in an olfactometer," Physiological Entomology, vol.
The laboratory strain Anopheles gambiae
kisumu and MU strain isolates were used in this experiment.
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The most important vectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the most efficient malaria vectors world-wide belong to the Anopheles gambiae
The plan is to disperse Anopheles gambiae
mosquitoes harboring selfish genes across sub-Saharan Africa.
Larvicidal activity of turmerone rich essential oils of Curcuma longa leaf and rhizome from Nigeria on Anopheles gambiae
(To keep from confounding the experiment, he couldn't use scented soaps during the study.) He then placed the pads in a cage with Anopheles gambiae
For example, pregnant women are more attractive to Anopheles gambiae
(the principal malaria vector in Africa) than their non-pregnant counterparts, and people with a greater body mass also appear to be more attractive to mosquitoes and midges.
Insecticide susceptibility profile of the principal malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae