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dc.contributor.authorGrech, Katrina
dc.contributor.authorAye Maung, Liam
dc.contributor.authorRead, Andrew F
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-05T16:03:01Z
dc.date.available2007-11-05T16:03:01Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationGrech, K., Maung, L.A., & Read, A.F. 2007. The effect of parental rearing conditions on offspring life history in Anopheles stephensi. Malaria Journal 6:130.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.malariajournal.com/content/6/1/130
dc.identifier.uridoi:10.1186/1475-2875-6-130
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/2090
dc.description.abstractBackground The environmental conditions experienced by parents are increasingly recognized to impact the success of offspring. Little is known on the presence of such parental effects in Anopheles. If present, parental effects could influence mosquito breeding programmes, some malaria control measures and have epidemiological and evolutionary consequences. Methods The presence of parental effects on offspring emergence time, size, survival, blood meal size and fecundity in laboratory reared An. stephensi were tested. Results Parental rearing conditions did not influence the time taken for offspring to emerge, or their size or survival as adults. However, parental effects were influential in determining the fecundity of daughters. Counter-intuitively, daughters of parents reared in low food conditions produced larger egg clutches than daughters of parents reared in high food conditions. Offspring reared in low food conditions took larger blood meals if their parents had also experienced a low food environment. Conclusion So far as we are aware, this is the first evidence of parental effects on progeny in Anophelesen
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dc.publisherBioMedCentralen
dc.subjectbiological sciencesen
dc.subjectimmunologyen
dc.titleThe effect of parental rearing conditions on offspring life history in Anopheles stephensien
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