Coalition politics: linking malaria transmission to mosquito reproduction

Kirchner, S. and Waters, A. P. (2019) Coalition politics: linking malaria transmission to mosquito reproduction. Trends in Parasitology, 35(7), pp. 486-489. (doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2019.05.003) (PMID:31138514)

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Abstract

Female anopheline mosquito reproduction is intimately linked to the Plasmodium sporogonic cycle, whereby malaria parasites ostensibly compete for the same resources required for mosquito egg development. However, in a recent study, Werling and colleagues (Cell 2019;177:315–325) uncovered a parasitic strategy supporting coexistence, exploiting mosquito nutrients without affecting mosquito fitness and reproductivity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Waters, Professor Andy and Kirchner, Dr Sebastian
Authors: Kirchner, S., and Waters, A. P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Trends in Parasitology
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN:1471-4922
ISSN (Online):1471-5007
Published Online:25 May 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Trends in Parasitology 35(7): 486-489
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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