Natural malaria infection reduces starvation resistance of nutritionally stressed mosquitoes

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The authors find, for the first time using a natural avian malaria model system, that naturally infected mosquitoes suffered reduced survival only under nutritionally stressing conditions. Hence, glucose availability may likely shape the vectorial capacity of mosquitoes in their natural habitat – a result of significant importance for epidemiology and the control of malaria.

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