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Investigating the blood-host plasticity and dispersal of Anopheles coluzzii using a novel field-based methodology

Orsborne, James; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Jeffries, Claire L.; Kristan, Mojca; Mohammed, Abdul Rahim; Afrane, Yaw A.; O'Reilly, Kathleen; Massad, Eduardo; Drakeley, Chris; Walker, Thomas; Yakob, Laith

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Background The biting behaviour and dispersal of insect vectors in the field underlies the transmission of many diseases. Here, a novel collection methodology coupled with the molecular analysis of blood-meal sources and digestion rates is introduced with the aim of aiding the understanding of two critical and relatively understudied mosquito behaviours: plasticity in blood-host choice and vector dispersal. Results A collection strategy utilising a transect of mosquito traps placed at 50 m...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/212802
Source: Parasites and Vectors
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3401-3
Access Rights: Open Access

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