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Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1999 Sep;93(6):659-62.

Infection rates in, and the number of Plasmodium falciparum genotypes carried by Anopheles mosquitoes in Tanzania.

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Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, U.K. Louise.Taylor@cd.ac.uk

Abstract

Naturally fed mosquitoes were collected from houses in a rural village in northern Tanzania. The number of Plasmodium falciparum oocysts which developed in each was counted, and the number of parasite genotypes carried by a subset was determined by PCR-based techniques. A higher proportion of Anopheles gambiae s.l. mosquitoes developed oocysts than of An. funestus but, on average, both species carried similar numbers of parasite genotypes. Overall, 68% of the sampled mosquitoes carried more than one genotype.

PMID:
10707111
DOI:
10.1080/00034989958168
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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