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Alteration of plant species assemblages can decrease the transmission potential of malaria mosquitoes [Journal of Applied Ecology]

Keywords : disease, fecundity, integrated vector management, malaria, mosquito, nectar, pathogen transmission, plant species assemblages, survival, vectorial capacity

par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

1. Knowledge of the link between a vector population’s pathogen-transmission potential and its biotic environment can generate more realistic forecasts of disease risk due to environmental change. It also can promote more effective vector control by both conventional and novel means.
2. This study assessed the effect of particular plant species assemblages differing in nectar production on components of the vectorial capacity of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s., an important vector of African malaria.(...)

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