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Various factors that may influence routine and high levels of mosquito infection with cultured Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes are considered in this paper. One of the most important is the choice of an appropriate isolate, with facilities for cryopreservation and a good technique for initiation of cultures. The use of automated culture systems with(More)
The mutagenicity of 27 acrylate esters was assessed in the Salmonella-microsome assay. Methyl, ethyl, butyl, t-butyl, pentyl, neopentyl, hexyl acrylate and methacrylate and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate were tested; furthermore ethanediol, butanediol, pentanediol, neopentanediol, hexanediol and diethyleneglycol diacrylate and dimethacrylate. None of these 27(More)
In the laboratory, mosquitoes given a second blood meal 5-11 d after an infective one have more sporozoites in their salivary glands than do those given a single infective blood meal only. The presence of specific anti-sporozoite antibody in the second blood meal does not reduce the number of sporozoites in salivary glands. On the contrary, the presence of(More)
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