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Quantifying the roles of water pH and hardness levels in development and biological fitness indices of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae)
The present study was designed to quantify the contributions of water pH and hardness required for development and adult fitness indices of Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx. quinquefasciatus) mosquitoes.Expand
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Quantifying the Influence of Larval Density on Disease Transmission Indices in Culex quinquefasciatus, the Major African Vector of Filariasis
Larval crowding is one of the abiotic factors affecting biological fitness in mosquitoes. This study aims at elucidating, quantitatively, the influence of more larval crowding on aspects of fitnessExpand
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Influence of rearing-water temperature on life stages’ vector attributes, distribution and utilisation of metabolic reserves in Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae): implications for disease
BackgroundThis study aims at determining the effects of rearing water temperature on immature development, adult vectorial attributes and teneral accumulation in Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx.Expand
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Effects of Varying Photoperiodic Regimens on Critical Biological Fitness Traits of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquito Vector
This study investigated the effects of varying photoperiodic conditions on critical life stages’ parameters of Culex quinquefasciatus. To this end, first larval stage was reared under differentExpand
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Influence of Variable Photoperiod
The influence of photoperiod on teneral reserve accumulation across life stages of Culex quinquefasciatus  was investigated in this study. Day-old larvae of the mosquito were exposed to fiveExpand
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Morphometric diagnosis of the effects of water hardness on development of immature life stages and adult vectorial fitness of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquito
In the present study, we elucidated the effects of different water hardness regimens on life stages of Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito using the techniques of morphometry. Five water hardnessExpand
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Antibacterial Activities of Leaf Extracts of Jatropha tanjorensis Ellis and Saroja (Euphorbiaceae)
The need to substantiate the widely acclaimed antibacterial potentials of Jatropha tanjorensis leaf, informed the present study. Two extract types of the plant’s leaf (an ethanolic, JELE, and aqueousExpand