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The influence of genomics on the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases

Hemingway, Janet ORCID: (2004) 'The influence of genomics on the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases'. South African Journal of Science, Vol 100, Issue 9-10, pp. 475-479.

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The genomes of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and a major vector, Anopheles gambiae, have now been sequenced. The former is in a finished format while the latter still requires complete closure and annotation. The challenge now is to use this major resource, which is freely searchable by all scientists, to develop new effective control methods for diseases such as malaria. Once these methods have been developed, a further large challenge is their operational implementation, given the lack of success internationally of achieving the Abuja targets with impregnated bednets for malaria.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: mosquito anopheles-gambiae drosophila-melanogaster plasmodium-falciparum sequence parasite identification chromosomes families genes tool
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 450 General Works
QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 135 Plasmodia
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 600 Insect control. Tick control
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 10:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03


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