genus Anopheles


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Noun1.genus Anopheles - malaria mosquitoesgenus Anopheles - malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
anopheline - any mosquito of the genus Anopheles
malaria mosquito, malarial mosquito - transmits the malaria parasite
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Malaria is carried by members of the mosquito genus Anopheles.
The classification of genus Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae):a working hypothesis of phylogenetic relationships.
It is also distributed due to the vector activity of genus Anopheles.
It occurs most often in tropical and subtropical climates with long periods of warm, soggy weather, where mosquitoes of the genus anopheles, the type that transmits malaria to humans, thrive.
Among these mosquitoes of genus Anopheles are mainly responsible for transmission of human malaria[8].
Malaria is an important public health problem in the Americas, and mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) are the only vectors implicated in the transmission of the Plasmodium parasites, the causative agents of this disease.
The present study explored the phylogenetic utility of mt-ND5 gene sequences for mosquitoes in genus Anopheles.
Genus Anopheles Meigen belongs to subfamily Anophelinae and is worldwide in distribution.
This starts with recognition of characters that separate Anopheles mosquitoes from other culicine mosquitoes and then 'fine-tuning' the process to identify species within the genus Anopheles so as to group mosquitoes into possible vectors and non-vectors.
Harbach RE (2004): The classification of genus Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae): a working hypothesis of phylogenetic relationships B Entomol Res 94, 534-533.