Influence of age and previous diet of Anopheles gambiae on the infectivity of natural Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes from human volunteers

@article{Okech2004InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age and previous diet of Anopheles gambiae on the infectivity of natural Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes from human volunteers},
  author={Bernard A. Okech and Louis Clement Gouagna and Ephantus Wanjohi Kabiru and John C Beier and Guiyun Yan and John I. Githure},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={613 - 618}
}
The effect of age and dietary factors of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) on the infectivity of natural Plasmodium falciparum parasites was studied. Mosquitoes of various ages (1-3, 4-7 and 8-11 day old) and those fed blood (either single or double meals) and sugar meals were experimentally co-infected with P. falciparum gametocytes obtained from different naturally infected human volunteers. On day 7, midguts were examined for oocyst infection to determine whether mosquito age or diets… CONTINUE READING

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