Parasites & Vectors publishes articles on the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens. Below is a selection of malaria-focused articles from the journal:
Characteristic features of the SERA multigene family in the malaria parasite
This review summarizes the current understanding on Serine repeat antigen (SERA), an important gene family conserved among species of the genus Plasmodium.
Consequences of larval competition and exposure to permethrin for the development of the rodent malaria Plasmodium berghei in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae
We conclude that insecticide residues are likely to affect the ability of mosquitoes to carry and transmit pathogens such as malaria, irrespective of the stage at which they are exposed to the insecticide. These results stress the need for further studies to consider sub-lethal doses in the context of vector ecology and vector-borne disease epidemiology.
Controlling mosquitoes with semiochemicals: a review
An overview of the current studies of these chemical messages and the chemical ecology involved in complex behavioural patterns.
Larval predation in malaria vectors and its potential implication in malaria transmission: an overlooked ecosystem service?
A review aiming to contextualize the role of Anopheles larvae predators as an ecosystem factor interacting with the malaria pathogen through its vector, i.e. the female adult Anopheles.
Bacterial larvicides used for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa: review of their effectiveness and operational feasibility
A review of published literature that investigates the application of bacterial larvicides, Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) and/or Bacillus sphaericus (Bs) for malaria vector control in Sub-Saharan Africa.