Susceptibility status of Mansonia annulifera to Brugia malayi parasites in Cherthala, Alappuzha district, Kerala.

@article{Kumar1998SusceptibilitySO,
  title={Susceptibility status of Mansonia annulifera to Brugia malayi parasites in Cherthala, Alappuzha district, Kerala.},
  author={N. Pradeep Kumar and Shanmugavelu Sabesan and K. N. S. Panicker},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={829-31}
}
Laboratory studies conducted on Ma. annulifera collected from Cherthala region, Kerala, endemic for Brugian filariasis indicated that this species is highly susceptible to B. malayi parasites. The experimental infection index of this species was relatively higher (2.74). No significant loss of larvae during development was recorded. The extrinsic incubation period was estimated to be 8 days.