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Susceptibility of wild and colonized Anopheles stephensi to Plasmodium vivax infection

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, June 2018
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Title
Susceptibility of wild and colonized Anopheles stephensi to Plasmodium vivax infection
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Malaria Journal, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12936-018-2343-0
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Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Parkar, Maria D’souza, Wenyun Zuo, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Neena Valecha, Pradipsinh K. Rathod, Ashwani Kumar

Abstract

As much as 80% of global Plasmodium vivax infections occur in South Asia and there is a shortage of direct studies on infectivity of P. vivax in Anopheles stephensi, the most common urban mosquito carrying human malaria. In this quest, the possible effects of laboratory colonization of mosquitoes on infectivity and development of P. vivax is of interest given that colonized mosquitoes can be genetically less divergent than the field population from which they originated. Patient-derived P. vivax infected blood was fed to age-matched wild and colonized An. stephensi. Such a comparison requires coordinated availability of same-age wild and colonized mosquito populations. Here, P. vivax infection are studied in colonized An. stephensi in their 66th-86th generation and fresh field-caught An. stephensi. Wild mosquitoes were caught as larvae and pupae and allowed to develop into adult mosquitoes in the insectary. Parasite development to oocyst and sporozoite stages were assessed on days 7/8 and 12/13, respectively. While there were batch to batch variations in infectivity of individual patient-derived P. vivax samples, both wild and colonized An. stephensi were roughly equally susceptible to oocyst stage Plasmodium infection. At the level of sporozoite development, significantly more mosquitoes with sporozoite load of 4+ were seen in wild than in colonized populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Researcher 7 19%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 12 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 5 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 15 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 June 2018.
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#13,336,247
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#3,445
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#167,395
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#73
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