On the Transmission of Plasmodium Gallinaceum to Mosquitoes

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Summary

Armigeres and Aedes species of mosquitoes have been infected with, and have transmitted, P. gallinaceum of fowls very easily in our laboratory experiments. But it has not been possible to infect an anopheline, even when fed simultaneously on a fowl whose gametocytes were of a quantity and quality adequate to cause 100 per cent infections in Armigeres and Aedes. With the exception of oocysts in one Culex mimuloides the same difficulty in infecting Culex species has been encountered.

It does not appear that local species of Anopheles or Culex genera are natural hosts for this plasmodium.

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