Evaluation of Survival Potential and Malaria Susceptibility among Different Size Classes of Laboratory-Reared Anopheles Dirus

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  • University of Massachusetts, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Amherst, Massachusetts, Thailand

Four size classes of Anopheles dirus were reared from different larval densities. Higher densities produced smaller adults with lower survivorship. Larger females took larger bloodmeals by artificial feeding with cultured Plasmodium falciparum and developed significantly more oocysts.

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