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1 May 2000 Susceptibility of Three Laboratory Strains of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) to Coindigenous Plasmodium vivax Circumsporozoite Protein Phenotypes in Southern Mexico
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The susceptibility to two coindigenous Plasmodium vivax Grassi & Feletti phenotypes VK210 and VK247 of three colonized Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann strains (white-striped, green and brown) from southern Mexico was investigated. Mosquitoes of the three strains were simultaneously fed with P. vivax-infected patient blood and examined 1 wk later for the presence of oocysts. The circumsporozoite protein phenotype type (VK210 and VK247) was determined by immunoflorescence of salivary gland sporozoites using monoclonal antibodies. The proportions of specimens infected and the number of oocyst per mosquito indicated that all mosquito strains were more susceptible to the phenotype VK210 than to VK247, but the white-striped strain was more susceptible to both parasite phenotypes than the other two strains.

Lilia Gonzalez-Ceron, Mario H. Rodriguez, Frida V. Santillan, Juan E. Hernandez, and Robert A. Wirtz "Susceptibility of Three Laboratory Strains of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) to Coindigenous Plasmodium vivax Circumsporozoite Protein Phenotypes in Southern Mexico," Journal of Medical Entomology 37(3), 331-334, (1 May 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585(2000)037[0331:SOTLSO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 21 June 1999; Accepted: 2 December 1999; Published: 1 May 2000
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