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Anopheles

 [ah-nof´ĕ-lēz]
a widely distributed genus of mosquitoes, comprising over 300 species, many of which are important vectors of malaria.

Anopheles

(ă-nof'ĕ-lēz),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae, subfamily Anophelinae). The sporogenous cycle of the malarial parasite is passed in the body cavity of female mosquitoes of certain species of this genus; several selected vectors (from among more than 90 species) are listed below.
[G. anōphelēs, useless, harmful, fr. an- priv. + ōpheleō, to be of use]

anopheles

(ə-nŏf′ə-lēz′)
n.
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, which can carry the malaria parasite and transmit the disease to humans. Also called anopheles mosquito.

a·noph′e·line′ (-līn′, -lĭn) adj.

Anopheles

The genus of mosquitoes that is the primary vector for malaria.

A·noph·e·les

(ă-nof'ĕ-lēz)
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae, subfamily Anophelinae). The sporogenous cycle of the malarial parasite is passed in the body cavity of female mosquitoes of certain species of this genus.
[G. anōphelēs, useless, harmful, fr. an- priv. + ōpheleō, to be of use]

Anopheles,

A genus of mosquito containing a number of species that transmit the malarial parasite from person to person when feeding on blood. Species commonly transmitting malaria include A. gambiae (Africa), A. stephensi (Middle east), A. culicifacies (India), A. maculatus (Far East) and A. punctulatus (Australasia).
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Table IV.- Monthly abundance of Anopheles mosquitoes.
Since Anopheles mosquitoes breed in small natural pools of clean water, droughts usually result in decreases in vector populations and malaria transmission by limiting the number and quality of vector breeding sites [26].
The shapes or patterns of waxy body ornamentations are also not very distinct in first-instar and second-instar larvae, unlike third-instar and fourth-instar larvae of Anopheles mosquitoes. More specimens from the field, as well as from laboratory reared materials are required to further study the morphological variations or body patterns based on body ornamentations as diagnostic characters, in the mosquito larvae and pupae.
Identification of human host preference and vectorial status are useful in understanding the role of different Anopheles mosquitoes in malaria transmission at local level.
Large image: An ephemeral pool in Niger provides a perfect breeding site for Anopheles mosquitoes. This and other northern parts of West Africa could become too hot to sustain malaria.
Then, there is the possibility that Anopheles mosquitoes will establish themselves here, with the potential of spreading malaria.
the four malaria Anopheles mosquitoes) combined with the four
According to LG, in tests conducted in a World Health Organization (WHO) standard 1.9 m3 Peet-Grady Chamber, the air conditioner knocked down 64% of malaria-transmitting female Anopheles mosquitoes within 24 hours, and eliminated 82% of female Anopheles mosquitoes overall.
Anopheles mosquitoes, which bite mainly between dusk and dawn, transmit human malaria by spreading Plasmodium parasites that multiply in the human liver and infect red blood cells.
Researchers in the United Kingdom and Italy have been able to genetically modify male Anopheles mosquitoes so that they can't produce sperm.