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Seasonal Incidence of Amblyospora sp. (Thelohaniidae: Microsporidia) in Culex Sitiens Larvae at the Kenya Coast

  • D. M. Sabwa
  • M. O. Odindo
  • W. A. Otieno
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Abstract

A one-year survey was carried out in two brackish water pools to study the incidence of Amblyospora sp. in field populations of Culex sitiens larvae at the Kenya coast. Salinity of the pools, water temperature, and rainfall patterns were also recorded to check their possible effects on the infection rates. Levels of infection in both pools were low, and ranged between 2 and 15%. Infections occurred in a wide range of salinity. Statistical analysis (t-test) showed no significant correlation between infection rates and neither salinity, temperature nor rainfall in the field.

Key Words

Amblyospora sp. Culex sitiens infection rates environmental factors 

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© Pergamon Press LId 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Sabwa
    • 1
  • M. O. Odindo
    • 1
  • W. A. Otieno
    • 1
  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)MombasaKenya

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