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The contribution of dietary restriction to extended longevity in the malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, March 2017
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Title
The contribution of dietary restriction to extended longevity in the malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2088-6
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Roy Faiman, Samantha Solon-Biet, Margery Sullivan, Diana L. Huestis, Tovi Lehmann

Abstract

Variation in longevity has long been of interest in vector biology because of its implication in disease transmission through vectorial capacity. Recent studies suggest that Anopheles coluzzii adults persist during the ~7 month dry season via aestivation. Recently there has been a growing body of evidence linking dietary restriction and low ratio of dietary protein to carbohydrate with extended longevity of animals. Here, we evaluated the effects of dietary restriction and the protein : carbohydrate ratio on longevity of An. coluzzii. In our experiment, we combined dietary regimes with temperature and relative humidity to assess their effects on An. coluzzii longevity, in an attempt to simulate aestivation under laboratory conditions. Our results showed significant effects of both the physical and the dietary variables on longevity, but that diet regimen had a considerably greater effect than those of the physical conditions. Higher temperature and lower humidity reduced longevity. At 22 °C dietary protein (blood) shortened longevity when sugar was not restricted (RH = 85%), but extended longevity when sugar was restricted (RH = 50%). Dietary restriction extended longevity in accord with predictions, but protein : carbohydrate ratio had a negligible effect. We identified conditions that significantly extend longevity in malaria vectors, however, the extent of increase in longevity was insufficient to simulate aestivation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 33%
Researcher 3 20%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 27%
Environmental Science 2 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2020.
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#4,763,741
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Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#1,218
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#99,355
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