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The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, March 2018
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The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-2784-x
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Ottavia Romoli, Mathilde Gendrin


The microbiota of Anopheles mosquitoes interferes with mosquito infection by Plasmodium and influences mosquito fitness, therefore affecting vectorial capacity. This natural barrier to malaria transmission has been regarded with growing interest in the last 20 years, as it may be a source of new transmission-blocking strategies. The last decade has seen tremendous progress in the functional characterisation of the tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium parasites. In this review, we provide insights into the effects of the mosquito microbiota on Plasmodium infection and on mosquito physiology, and on how these aspects together influence vectorial capacity. We also discuss three current challenges in the field, namely the need for a more relevant microbiota composition in experimental mosquitoes involved in vector biology studies, for a better characterisation of the non-bacterial microbiota, and for further functional studies of the microbiota present outside the gut.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 149 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 19%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Student > Master 22 15%
Researcher 20 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 13 9%
Unknown 35 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 21%
Immunology and Microbiology 20 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 2%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 44 30%

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