Determination of the transmission dynamics of Plasmodium spp in Anopheles darlingi from the Colombian Amazon

Project: Research Project

Project Details


"This research is proposed as a cross-sectional descriptive study, where
will include the abdomens of 242 An. dalingi individuals collected during the month of June
2016, in the two populations analyzed. DNA will be extracted from each abdomen and will represent
the source of sample to determine the diversity and abundance of the communities
eukaryotes (with emphasis on Plasmodium spp. species), through sequencing
of a coding region for the ribosomal subunit of 18S, and the preferences
of this hematophagous species, through the deep sequencing of a region
12S of the mitochondrial genome of vertebrate species
This type of study is a pioneer in the description of food preferences and
An darlingi's eukaryoid, making use of the latest sequencing technology. The
The results of this research seek to provide information that will contribute to the
improvement and innovation of strategies aimed at vector control, such as a
an essential step in designing malaria prevention and control strategies by
primary measures to contain the spread of infection".
Effective start/end date6/25/206/25/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Amazonas


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