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Enhanced survival of plasmodium-infected mosquitoes during starvation

Zhao, Yang O; Kurscheid, Sebastian; Zhang, Yue; Lui, Lei; Zhang, Lili; Loeliger, Kelsey; Fikrig, Erol

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Plasmodium spp. are pathogenic to their vertebrate hosts and also apparently, impose a fitness cost on their insect vectors. We show here, however, that Plasmodium-infected mosquitoes survive starvation significantly better than uninfected mosquitoes. This survival advantage during starvation is associated with higher energy resource storage that infected mosquitoes accumulate during period of Plasmodium oocyst development. Microarray analysis revealed that the metabolism of sated mosquitoes is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153443
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040556
Access Rights: Open Access

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