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From: Application of the lumped age-class technique to studying the dynamics of malaria-mosquito-human interactions

Figure 1

Schematic model of a stage-structured mosquito population that can transmit malaria. The mosquito life cycle is divided into egg, larval, pupal and adult female stages, the latter being subdivided into susceptible, exposed and infectious classes. In the models developed here stage-specific density-independent mortality is assumed to act on all stages, while the expected size of the mosquito population is determined by density-dependent processes operating in the larval stage. All adult classes can reproduce, though not necessarily at the same rate.

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