Dried out but alive: how mosquitoes survive 8 months

Baldini, F. and Viana, M. (2023) Dried out but alive: how mosquitoes survive 8 months. Trends in Parasitology, 39(1), pp. 1-3. (doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2022.11.006) (PMID:36470782)

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How malaria mosquitoes persist during the dry season in the Sahel and rapidly rebound at the onset of rains is unclear. Recently, Faiman and colleagues demonstrated that aestivation, a summer dormancy mechanism, is a major persistence strategy of Anopheles mosquitoes, which could be targeted by vector control.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:F.B. is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award (ref:SBF007\100094). M.V. is supported by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (grant agreement no. 852957).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Viana, Dr Mafalda and Baldini, Dr Francesco
Authors: Baldini, F., and Viana, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Trends in Parasitology
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1471-5007
Published Online:02 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Trends in Parasitology 39(1):1-3
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
305702Towards malaria elimination: destabilizing shrinking mosquito populationsMafalda VianaEuropean Research Council (ERC)852957Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine