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Vector incrimination and experimental transmission of Plasmodium floridense by bites of infected Culex (Melanoconion) erraticus.
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PMID:  3504906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of mosquitoes which are attracted to and readily feed upon lizards in a northcentral Florida area where there is a relatively high prevalence of Plasmodium floridense in Anolis carolinensis was conducted. Culex erraticus and Cx. territans, collected in lizard-baited traps, readily fed on lizards in the traps and in the laboratory, and the former mosquito species is an experimental vector of Plasmodium floridense. Sporozoites were observed in the salivary glands from 11 to 14 days at 21-25 degrees C following an infective blood meal. The prepatent period of P. floridense in A. carolinensis at 18-24 degrees C was relatively long, 24-25 days (n = 2). At 32 degrees C, the prepatent period was decreased to 13-17 days (n = 4). The transmission rate of P. floridense by bite of Cx. erraticus and intraperitoneal inoculation of sporozoites from the salivary glands of Cx. erraticus, was relatively low (16.2%). Peak parasitemias ranged from 912 to 4,280 parasites per 10,000 red blood cells. Sporogonic development of P. floridense in Cx. territans which fed on infected lizards was not observed.
T A Klein; D G Young; S R Telford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  3     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-27     Completed Date:  1989-01-27     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611.
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MeSH Terms
Culex / parasitology*
Insect Bites and Stings
Insect Vectors*
Lizards / parasitology*
Salivary Glands / parasitology

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