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dc.contributor.authorSikulu, Maggy
dc.contributor.authorMajambere, Silas
dc.contributor.authorO. Khatib, Bakar
dc.contributor.authorS. Ali, Abdullah
dc.contributor.authorE. Hugo, Leon
dc.contributor.authorE. Dowell, Floyd
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T02:30:48Z
dc.date.available2017-09-04T02:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn19326203en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0090657en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141093
dc.description.abstractWe report on the accuracy of using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to predict the age of Anopheles mosquitoes reared from wild larvae and a mixed age-wild adult population collected from pit traps after exposure to pyrethroids. The mosquitoes reared from wild larvae were estimated as <7 or ≥7 d old with an overall accuracy of 79%. The age categories of Anopheles mosquitoes that were not exposed to the insecticide papers were predicted with 78% accuracy whereas the age categories of resistant, susceptible and mosquitoes exposed to control papers were predicted with 82%, 78% and 79% accuracy, respectively. The ages of 85% of the wild-collected mixed-age Anopheles were predicted by NIRS as ≤8 d for both susceptible and resistant groups. The age structure of wild-collected mosquitoes was not significantly different for the pyrethroid-susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes (P = 0.210). Based on these findings, NIRS chronological age estimation technique for Anopheles mosquitoes may be independent of insecticide exposure and the environmental conditions to which the mosquitoes are exposed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome90657-1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe90657-6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPloS Oneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode059999en_US
dc.titleUsing a Near-Infrared Spectrometer to Estimate the Age of Anopheles Mosquitoes Exposed to Pyrethroidsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright2014. This is an open-access article, free of all copyright, and may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, built upon, or otherwise used by anyone for any lawful purpose. The work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorSikulu, Maggy TL.


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