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Research Article

The Effective Population Size of Malaria Mosquitoes: Large Impact of Vector Control

  • Giridhar Athrey mail,

    gathrey@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Theresa K. Hodges,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Michael R. Reddy,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Hans J. Overgaard,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

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  • Abrahan Matias,

    Affiliation: Medical Care Development International, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

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  • Frances C. Ridl,

    Affiliation: Malaria Research Lead Programme, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

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  • Immo Kleinschmidt,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Adalgisa Caccone,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Michel A. Slotman

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003097

About the Authors

Giridhar Athrey, Theresa K. Hodges, Michel A. Slotman
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Michael R. Reddy
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Hans J. Overgaard
Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
Abrahan Matias
Medical Care Development International, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Frances C. Ridl
Malaria Research Lead Programme, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa
Immo Kleinschmidt
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Adalgisa Caccone
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gathrey@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GA AC MAS. Analyzed the data: GA TKH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AC MAS. Wrote the paper: GA MAS. Performed Collections: MRR HJO AM FCR IK.