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Physico-chemical characteristics of breeding habitats of Anopheles dirus (Diptera:Culicidae) in Assam, India.
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PMID:  12617325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Larval ecology of Anopheles dirus, the main vector of forest malaria in north-eastern region of India, was studied in relation to physico-chemical characteristics of its breeding habitats in a rain forest area of Assam, India. Shady stream side pools, positive for the breeding of An. dirus, had significantly higher amounts of total hardness (P < 0.024) in comparison to negative pools of similar type. When compared with An. dirus negative breeding habitats, in hot-wet as well as in cool-dry seasons, An. dirus positive shady ground pools showed higher mean values of total alkalinity, hardness and chloride content, whereas lower pH, dissolved oxygen along with higher total alkalinity and hardness were possessed by An. dirus positive stream side pools. Specificity of breeding habitats of An. dirus in relation to its ecology has been discussed.
Anil Prakash; D R Bhattacharyya; P K Mohapatra; J Mahanta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental biology / Academy of Environmental Biology, India     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0254-8704     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Biol     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-05     Completed Date:  2003-05-06     Revised Date:  2009-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300544     Medline TA:  J Environ Biol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region (ICMR), Post Box # 105, Dibrugarh-786 001, Assam, India.
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MeSH Terms
Insect Vectors
Malaria / transmission
Water / chemistry
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