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A global assembly of adult female mosquito mark-release-recapture data to inform the control of mosquito-borne pathogens.

Guerra, C.A. and Reiner, R.C. and Perkins, T.A. and Lindsay, S.W. and Midega, J.T. and Brady, O.J. and Barker, C.M. and Reisen, W.K. and Harrington, L.C. and Takken, W. and Kitron, U. and Lloyd, A.L. and Hay, S.I. and Scott, T.W. and Smith, D.L. (2014) 'A global assembly of adult female mosquito mark-release-recapture data to inform the control of mosquito-borne pathogens.', Parasites and vectors., 7 (6). p. 276.

Abstract

Background: Pathogen transmission by mosquitos is known to be highly sensitive to mosquito bionomic parameters. Mosquito mark-release-recapture (MMRR) experiments are a standard method for estimating such parameters including dispersal, population size and density, survival, blood feeding frequency and blood meal host preferences. Methods: We assembled a comprehensive database describing adult female MMRR experiments. Bibliographic searches were used to build a digital library of MMRR studies and selected data describing the reported outcomes were extracted. Results: The resulting database contained 774 unique adult female MMRR experiments involving 58 vector mosquito species from the three main genera of importance to human health: Aedes, Anopheles and Culex. Crude examination of these data revealed patterns associated with geography as well as mosquito genus, consistent with bionomics varying by species-specific life history and ecological context. Recapture success varied considerably and was significantly different amongst genera, with 8, 4 and 1% of adult females recaptured for Aedes, Anopheles and Culex species, respectively. A large proportion of experiments (59%) investigated dispersal and survival and many allowed disaggregation of the release and recapture data. Geographic coverage was limited to just 143 localities around the world. Conclusions: This MMRR database is a substantial contribution to the compilation of global data that can be used to better inform basic research and public health interventions, to identify and fill knowledge gaps and to enrich theory and evidence-based ecological and epidemiological studies of mosquito vectors, pathogen transmission and disease prevention. The database revealed limited geographic coverage and a relative scarcity of information for vector species of substantial public health relevance. It represents, however, a wealth of entomological information not previously compiled and of particular interest for mosquito-borne pathogen transmission models.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Mosquito, Vector, Mark-release-recapture, Database, Pathogen transmission models.
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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-7-276
Publisher statement:© 2014 Guerra et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Record Created:23 Sep 2014 11:35
Last Modified:23 Sep 2014 13:29

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