Volume 44, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Five anopheline species, , and were compared to for susceptibility to infection by in Costa Marques, Rondonia, Brazil. Laboratory reared F and anopheline test species were allowed to feed at the same time on falciparum malaria patients who had gametocytes in their blood, and who had not yet been treated with quinine. Mosquitoes were dissected and examined for occysts on day 9, and for sporozoites on days 16–20 after feeding. had higher mean numbers of oocysts and oocyst positive rates than . The oocyst positive rate and the mean number of oocysts in and were similar. and had fewer oocysts than . The salivary gland sporozoite infection rate was similar for and and much lower for and when compared to developed oocysts, but sporozoites did not invade the salivary glands. In relative levels of susceptibility to was equal to which was greater than , which was greater than , which was greater than .


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