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Anopheles mortality is both age- and Plasmodium-density dependent: implications for malaria transmission.

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BACKGROUND: Daily mortality is an important determinant of a vector's ability to transmit pathogens. Original simplifying assumptions in malaria transmission models presume vector mortality is independent of age, infection status and parasite load. Previous studies illustrate conflicting evidence as to the importance of Plasmodium-induced vector mortality, but very few studies to date have considered the effect of infection density on mosquito survival. METHODS: A series of three experiments...

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10.1186/1475-2875-8-228

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Jenner Institute
Role:
Author
Journal:
Malaria journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
228
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Source identifiers:
269890
Language:
English
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uuid:7712e686-0aef-436f-bb2a-10c95fccdad8
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2013-02-20

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