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dc.contributor.authorOtienoburu, P. E.
dc.contributor.authorBayoh, N.
dc.contributor.authorGimniga, J.
dc.contributor.authorHuang, J.
dc.contributor.authorWalker, E. D.
dc.contributor.authorOtieno, M. F.
dc.contributor.authorVulule, J.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, J. R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28T12:16:16Z
dc.date.available2014-05-28T12:16:16Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science / Volume 27 / Issue 01 / March 2007, pp 2-5en_US
dc.identifier.issn1742-7584
dc.identifier.other1742-7592
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9673
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742758407706902en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to document what water types were most stimulatory to oviposition by the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae Giles s.s. In laboratory choice tests, dishes of black cotton and red laterite soils from around Kisumu, Kenya, equally stimulated An. gambiae oviposition when saturated with water. When infused into either soil type, water from Lake Victoria was significantly more stimulatory than any other type of water or infusion tested. Water from natural An. gambiae puddle habitats, borehole water, cow dung infusion, Bermuda grass infusion and distilled water followed in declining rank order. Relative to An. gambiae puddle-habitat water and distilled water, Lake Victoria water appears to provide the strongest chemical cues for An. gambiae oviposition recorded to date. This work suggests that this important vector of human malaria may oviposit in and around Lake Victoria, as well as in its usual puddle habitats. Lake Victoria should be explored for its possible contribution to malaria mosquito populations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectAnopheles gambiaeen_US
dc.subjectovipositional site selectionen_US
dc.subjectresource preferenceen_US
dc.subjectmalaria vectoren_US
dc.subjectLake Victoriaen_US
dc.titleAnopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) oviposition as influenced by type of water infused into black and red soils of western Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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