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Gonotrophic cycle and survivorship of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Tapachula foothills of southern Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8057307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mark-release-recapture experiments were conducted to determine the length of the gonotrophic cycle and survivorship of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis Theobald in the Tapachula foothills of southern Mexico. Separate trials with wild-caught females were conducted in the early and late dry season to examine intraseasonal differences. The gonotrophic cycle of insectary-reared, nulliparous females was estimated during the late dry season. A total of 5.4-5.7% of marked females was recaptured. A 3-d gonotrophic cycle was characteristic of wild-caught females, whereas a 4-d gonotrophic cycle was characteristic for insectary-reared females. Engorged, wild-caught females completed oogenesis in approximately 60 h under field conditions. Blood digestion in 23.5% of 2,221 and 21.9% of 1,195 engorged, wild-caught females held in the insectary was not accompanied by egg development. Dissections of these females showed that nearly 85% were nulliparous and presumably pregravid. These statistics plus other field data were used to determine that 60% of all nulliparous entered a pregravid condition. The body size and wing length of gravids was significantly larger than pregravids. Daily survival estimates of 0.875 and 0.884 were calculated for field-collected females during the early and late dry season, respectively.
I Fernandez-Salas; M H Rodriguez; D R Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical entomology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0022-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375400     Medline TA:  J Med Entomol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro de Investigación de Paludismo, Chiapas, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Anopheles / physiology*
Insect Vectors / physiology
Malaria / transmission
Oogenesis / physiology

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