Plasmodium berghei: Cyclical Transmissions by Experimentally Infected Anopheles quadrimaculatus

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Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1580-1581
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1580


A number of strains of Plasmodium berghei were isolated from sporozoites of Anopheles dureni. Laboratory-bred Anopheles quadrimaculatus fed on carriers of the newly isolated strains showed overwhelming midgut infections and moderate or mild salivary gland infections. Successive cyclic transmissions by the bite of experimentally infected A. quadrimaculatus in laboratorybred tree rats (Thamnomys surdaster) were carried out.