- Characterizing microclimate in urban malaria transmission settings: a case study from Chennai, IndiaLauren J Cator
Department of Entomology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Malar J 12:84. 2013..To understand transmission ecology, therefore, it is important to determine the range of microclimatic temperatures experienced by malaria vectors in the field...
- Do malaria parasites manipulate mosquitoes?Lauren J Cator
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Trends Parasitol 28:466-70. 2012..We review and discuss the current evidence for manipulation, explore its potential significance for malaria transmission, and suggest ways to move this hypothesis forward from theory to potential application in malaria control...
- 'Manipulation' without the parasite: altered feeding behaviour of mosquitoes is not dependent on infection with malaria parasitesLauren J Cator
Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Proc Biol Sci 280:20130711. 2013..Our results support the hypothesis that the feeding behaviour of female mosquitoes is altered by Plasmodium, but question the extent to which this is owing to active manipulation by malaria parasites of host behaviour...
- Temperature-dependent pre-bloodmeal period and temperature-driven asynchrony between parasite development and mosquito biting rate reduce malaria transmission intensityKrijn P Paaijmans
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e55777. 2013..These delays have important implications for disease epidemiology and control, and should be considered in future transmission models...