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 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 classification of genus Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae): a working hypothesis of phylogenetic relationships.
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.
These patches are of importance for the taxonomy of the genus Anopheles.
Malaria is a parasitic vector-borne disease caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted to people via the bites of infected female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles," Shigui Ruan, who co-authored the study with Daozhou Gao, said.