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How Can Plasmodium Infections Change the Human Odour to Attract Mosquitoes?

Malaria is the most important human parasitic disease. It is caused y an intra-erythrocytic Apicomplexa protozoa of Plasmodiidae family and Plasmodium genus. This parasite is transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of Anopheles genus during a blood meal [1]. However, the parasite transmission often constitutes a population bottleneck* [2] and a Read more…

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How the Age and Size Can Influence the Sperm Quantity in Aedes. Albopictus?

Aedes. albopictus (Skuse, 1895) is a vector of several arboviruses [1][2], including dengue and chikungunya [3]. This mosquito species has expanded its range considerably in recent years, threatening temperate regions that once had no risk of transmission [4] thanks to its tolerance to cold temperatures. To control Ae. albopictus, several tools Read more…