Malaria thermal limits -- 001

Malaria thermal limits -- 001

Anopheles gambiae

The researchers used two of the most important malaria-hosting mosquito species in the world — Anopheles stephensi and Anopheles gambiae — to conduct their experiments. They maintained these malaria-infected mosquitoes in the laboratory under a variety of temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, or 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

IMAGE: © Jim Gathany / CDC / Malaria Atlas Project