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Table 1 The classic parameters. A minimal set of parameters for simple malaria models, following notation commonly used by malariologists. The main exception is mosquito lifespan 1/g; the more common alternative is to replace mosquito lifespan with the daily mosquito survival probability, g = -inp.

From: Statics and dynamics of malaria infection in Anopheles mosquitoes

m Ratio of mosquitoes to humans
a Human feeding rate (# bites on a human, per mosquito, per day)
1/g Average mosquito life-span, (days)
n Incubation period (days)
c Transmission efficiency: infected human to mosquito
b Transmission efficiency: infected mosquito to human
1/r Human infectious period (days)