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Influence of Blood Meal Type on Reproductive Performance of the Malaria Vector, Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae)

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Author(s): I.K. Olayemi | A.T. Ande | G. Danlami | U. Abdullahi

Journal: Journal of Entomology
ISSN 1812-5670

Volume: 8;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 459;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: larvaldevelopment | fecundity | embryony period | egg hatching rate | Blood feeding rate

ABSTRACT
Anopheles gambiae s.s. Starting from three days old, An. gambiae mosquitoes, from a laboratory colony maintained following standard anopheline rearing techniques, were offered seven different blood meal types, through an artificial membrane. Thereafter, the mosquitoes were monitored for pre-larval and immature stage reproductive attributes. The results indicated that except for Embryony Period (EP) and Pupal Stage Duration (PSD), all attributes investigated varied significantly (p
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