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PCR detection of malaria parasites in desiccated Anopheles mosquitoes is uninhibited by storage time and temperature

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, June 2012
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Title
PCR detection of malaria parasites in desiccated Anopheles mosquitoes is uninhibited by storage time and temperature
Published in
Malaria Journal, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-11-193
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Authors

Mark A Rider, Brian D Byrd, Joseph Keating, Dawn M Wesson, Kevin A Caillouet

Abstract

Reliable methods to preserve mosquito vectors for malaria studies are necessary for detecting Plasmodium parasites. In field settings, however, maintaining a cold chain of storage from the time of collection until laboratory processing, or accessing other reliable means of sample preservation is often logistically impractical or cost prohibitive. As the Plasmodium infection rate of Anopheles mosquitoes is a central component of the entomological inoculation rate and other indicators of transmission intensity, storage conditions that affect pathogen detection may bias malaria surveillance indicators. This study investigated the effect of storage time and temperature on the ability to detect Plasmodium parasites in desiccated Anopheles mosquitoes by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 78 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 24%
Student > Master 15 18%
Researcher 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 5 6%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 7%
Environmental Science 4 5%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 13 June 2012.
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#13,322,012
of 21,334,388 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#3,768
of 5,314 outputs
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#83,088
of 142,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
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