The effects of Nosema algerae on the horizontal life table attributes of Anopheles stephensi under laboratory conditions

Nadira Haq, William Reisen, Muhammad Aslamkhan

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Abstract

Under controlled insectary conditions, infection with Nosema algerae (Cnidospora: Microsporidia) was found to significantly alter the life table characteristics of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) as follows: immature to adult survivorship decreased and developmental time was slightly delayed, female and male life expectancy at emergence decreased, fecundity, and thus the net reproductive rate, decreased, and the instantaneous rate of increase and the instantaneous birth and death rates decreased. The time in life of female reproduction and generation time were not significantly altered. Results are discussed in the context of vectorial capacity for malaria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anopheles stephensi
  • life table of
  • Nosema algerae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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