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There's a Genetic Component to the Host Choice of This Malaria Mosquito

Villagers and cattle along the road near Pimperena in southern Mali. UC Davis researchers have announced that mosquito preference for human-versus-animal biting has a genetic component. (Photo by Yoosook Lee, UC Davis)

A mosquito that feeds on both humans and cattle and is the primary vector of malaria in east Africa is making headlines. And well it should. Research led by UC Davis medical entomologists and published in the Sept. 15 edition of PLOS Genetics,...

Villagers and cattle along the road near Pimperena in southern Mali. UC Davis researchers have announced that mosquito preference for human-versus-animal biting has a genetic component. (Photo by Yoosook Lee, UC Davis)
Villagers and cattle along the road near Pimperena in southern Mali. UC Davis researchers have announced that mosquito preference for human-versus-animal biting has a genetic component. (Photo by Yoosook Lee, UC Davis)

Villagers and cattle along the road near Pimperena in southern Mali. UC Davis researchers have announced that mosquito preference for human-versus-animal biting has a genetic component. (Photo by Yoosook Lee, UC Davis)

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Mosquitoes: Out for Blood

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see UC Davis mosquito researchers featured in the KQED's science program, "Deep Look." KQED journalists recently traveled to the UC Davis campus to visit several mosquito labs. The end result: The KQED  news article on “How...

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Just a Matter of Time

Medical entomologist Laura Norris (right side of table, second from top) works with a night's catch of mosquitoes in Mali.

It was just a matter of time. It was just a matter of time before the so-called "super mosquito" surfaced, resulting in the failure of insecticide-treated nets to provide meaningful control from malaria in some localities in Africa. "It's  a...

Medical entomologist Laura Norris (right side of table, second from top) works with a night's catch of mosquitoes in Mali.
Medical entomologist Laura Norris (right side of table, second from top) works with a night's catch of mosquitoes in Mali.

Medical entomologist Laura Norris (right side of table, second from top) works with a night's catch of mosquitoes in Mali.

UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel (left) emerges from a hut in Mali.
UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel (left) emerges from a hut in Mali.

UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel (left) emerges from a hut in Mali.

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:18 PM

Observing Bay Area World Malaria Day

A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

The statistics are alarming.  "Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria, a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year, and nearly 1 million of those infected die from the disease...

A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)
A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM
 
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