PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98402 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098402 View full text
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Shanu Jain, Vandita Rana, Jatin Shrinet, Anil Sharma, Adak Tridibes, Sujatha Sunil, Raj K. Bhatnagar

Abstract: Blood feeding is an integral process required for physiological functions and propagation of the malaria vector Anopheles. During blood feeding, presence of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium in the blood induces several host effector molecules including microRNAs which play important roles in the development and maturation of the parasite within the mosquito. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the dynamic expression of miRNAs during gonotrophic cycle and parasite development in Anopheles stephensi. U…

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