Rathnavel Rajagopal

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A longitudinal study on malaria transmission was conducted from January 1984 to December 1988 in three villages in Boko PHC of Assam, where indoor residual DDT spray was withdrawn during the period of study. Anopheline fauna comprising of 19 species was identified and their seasonal density estimated. Anopheles philippinensis was the predominant species(More)
Insects are amongst the most successful of animals, both in terms of diversity and in colonizing all ecological niches. Recent studies have highlighted the benefi ciary roles that bacteria play in the success and establishment of insects. By adopting techniques like 16S rRNA sequencing we are now in a position to understand the diversity of bacteria present(More)
A longitudinal study on malaria transmission was conducted from January 1983 to December 1988 in two villages of Dimapur PHC in Nagaland. A diverse anopheline fauna comprising of 23 species was identified including three species viz. An. aitkeni, An. bengalensis and An. insulaeflorum which were observed in larval stages only. An. vagus was the predominant(More)