Tantely Michaël Luciano

Tantely Michaël Luciano
The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar · Medical Entomology Unit

MS, PhD
Medical Entomologist, 6th cohort of Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences.

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Introduction
I am responsible for the moquito vectors of arboviruses and mosquito taxonomy component of the Medical Entomology Unit. With many collaborations, I fully participate in research programs on arboviroses such as Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever and other arboviroses (including Zika). My research activities include entomological investigation in the field (biodiversity, ecology and mosquito biology) and laboratory experiments (arbovirus detection, morphology and mosquito identification). I am involved in the research program on Avian Plasmodium and Phlebotomine sandflies. Another aspect of my study concerns the insecticide resistance of mosquito vectors of arboviruses.
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar
Position
  • Medical Professional
January 2017 - December 2019
Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
Position
  • Research Assistant
April 2013 - December 2016
The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 2008 - April 2013
University of Antananarivo
Field of study
  • Mosquito vectors of Rift Valley fever virus in Madagascar
September 2007 - June 2008
University of Abomey-Calavi
Field of study
  • Insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of La Réunion Island
September 2007 - June 2008
Université de Montpellier
Field of study
  • Insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of La Réunion Island

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Publications (51)
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Contexte Le paludisme, dont le parasite est transmis par les moustiques Anophèles, demeure un problème majeur de santé publique à Madagascar et constitue un fardeau pour le pays malgré les moyens de lutte mis en place par l’État. La compréhension de la dynamique des populations des Anophèles est ainsi primordiale pour optimiser la surveillance et l...
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This study provides a new insight from the literature, and unpublished data on field and laboratory work with the aims to help explain observed patterns of Ae. albopictus distribution, biology and its vector role in arbovirus transmission in Madagascar
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Culex (Cx.) tritaeniorhynchus is a mosquito species with an extensive and expanding inter-continental geographic distribution, currently reported in over 50 countries, across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and now Australia. It is an important vector of medical and veterinary concern, capable of transmitting multiple arboviruses which cause...
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The genus Francisella includes several highly virulent human pathogens and some tick endosymbionts. Francisella infections are acquired by humans through contact with vertebrate animal reservoirs or contaminated water or dust. The species Francisella tularensis can also be transmitted by arthropods including ticks, mosquitoes, and flies. For the fi...
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In Madagascar, the high West Nile virus (WNV) antibody prevalence reported in horse populations suggests a high level of vector-horse contact. This study aims to characterize the mosquito species usually involved in WNV transmission in horse stables in Madagascar. Five horse stables were investigated in October and November 2016 in five distinct in...
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Background: Deforestation and land use change is widespread in Madagascar, altering local ecosystems and creating opportunities for disease vectors, such as the Anopheles mosquito, to proliferate and more easily reach vulnerable, rural populations. Knowledge of risk factors associated with malaria infections is growing globally, but these associat...
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Madagascar has experienced significant environmental change since 1960, particularly through forest clearing for agricultural expansion. Climatic patterns are undergoing change in Madagascar as well, with increasing temperatures, droughts, and cyclonic activity. The impact of these environmental and climatic changes will pose threats to food availa...
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The genus Uranotaenia (Diptera: Culicidae) has been well documented in Madagascar where it includes 73 species, 89.4% being endemic. However, one problem is that most species are morphologically similar in the adult stage. Here, 713 Uranotaenia specimens collected in the tropical forests of Anorana and Maromizaha between 2008 and 2014 were examined...
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The genus Uranotaenia (Diptera: Culicidae) has been well documented in Madagascar where it includes 73 species, 89.4% being endemic. However, one problem is that most species are morphologically similar in the adult stage. Here, 713 Uranotaenia specimens collected in the tropical forests of Anorana and Maromizaha between 2008 and 2014 were examined...
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The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Madagascar classifies Malagasy districts into two malaria situations: districts in the pre-elimination phase and districts in the control phase. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is identified as the main intervention means to control malaria in the Central Highlands. However, it involves an important log...
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Background: Deforestation and land use change is widespread in Madagascar, altering local ecosystems and creating opportunities for disease vectors, such as the Anopheles mosquito, to proliferate and more easily reach vulnerable, rural populations. Knowledge of risk factors associated with malaria infections is growing globally, but these associati...
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Background Deforestation and land use change is widespread in Madagascar, altering local ecosystems and creating opportunities for disease vectors, such as the Anopheles mosquito, to proliferate and more easily reach vulnerable, rural populations. Knowledge of risk factors associated with malaria infections is growing globally, but these associatio...
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Background Deforestation and land use change is widespread in Madagascar, altering local ecosystems and creating opportunities for disease vectors, such as the Anopheles mosquito, to proliferate and more easily reach vulnerable, rural populations. Knowledge of risk factors associated with malaria infections is growing globally, but these associatio...
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A few data are related to the anthropophily of Malagasy Phlebotomine sandflies. Prior studies focussed mainly to inventories and description of new species. Our goal was to emphasize the anthropophily of Malagasy Phlebotomine sandflies. We worked in the Makira region, using two simultaneous methods: human landing catches (HLC) and CDC light traps....
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The horizontal and vertical distribution of mosquito species was studied in Maromizaha rainforest, Madagascar. In November 2014, horizontal distribution was studied using light traps that were placed in four habitat types, ranging from degraded forest to primary rainforest. In November to December 2016, vertical distribution was studied using light...
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Background Land-use changes, such as deforestation, can increase the transmission potential of a landscape by increasing the abundance of preferred microhabitats for malaria vectors. However, this relationship between malaria and deforestation is complex and depends on factors such as the type of land use, the local ecology of malaria vector specie...
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Abstract Wolbachia endosymbiotic bacteria are widespread throughout insect species and Wolbachia transinfected in Aedes mosquito species has formed the basis for biocontrol programs as Wolbachia strains inhibit arboviral replication and can spread through populations. Resident strains in wild Culicine mosquito populations (the vectors of most arbov...
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Background: Wolbachia , a common insect endosymbiotic bacterium that can influence pathogen transmission and manipulate host reproduction, has historically been considered absent from the Anopheles (An.) genera, but has recently been found in An. gambiae s.l. populations in West Africa. As there are numerous Anopheles species that have the capacity...
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Background:Wolbachia , a common insect endosymbiotic bacterium that can influence pathogen transmission and manipulate host reproduction, has historically been considered absent from the Anopheles (An.) genera, but has recently been found in An. gambiae s.l. populations. As there are numerous Anopheles species that have the capacity to transmit mal...
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Wolbachia endosymbiotic bacteria are widespread throughout insect species and Wolbachia transinfected in Aedes mosquito species has formed the basis for biocontrol programs as Wolbachia strains inhibit arboviral replication and can spread through populations. Resident strains in wild Culicine mosquito populations (the vectors of most arboviruses) r...
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The Anopheles mosquito microbiome contains resident bacteria that can influence Plasmodium malaria parasite development. The endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia resides in ~40% of insect species but historically was considered absent from Anopheles species (with competing endosymbiotic bacteria such as Asaia postulated to prevent establishment). Rece...
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Introduction: Numerous arboviruses affecting both humans and animals are present in the Indian Ocean among which dengue, chikungunya, Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever, bluetongue (BT), epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) viruses are considered as important health burdens. Classical arboviral surveillance approaches rely on clinical surveillance i...
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A new genus of Culicidae (Diptera), Paulianius n. gen., with the description of three new species from Madagascar. The Diceromyia from Madagascar are reviewed by studying the collections present at the IRD in Montpellier, France and at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. The morphological comparison of malagasies “Diceromyia”, african Diceromyia...
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Human and animal serological surveys suggest that West Nile virus (WNV) circulation is widely distributed in Madagascar. However, there are no reported West Nile fever outbreaks or epizootics in the country and only one fatal human case has been reported to date. Currently there is very limited information on the maintenance and the transmission of...
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Background Avian malaria occurs almost worldwide and is caused by Haemosporida parasites (Plasmodium, Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon). Vectors such as mosquitoes, hippoboscid flies or biting midges are required for the transmission of these parasites. There are few studies about avian malaria parasites on Madagascar but none about suitable vectors....
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West Nile fever (WNF) is a zoonotic disease, occurring nearly globally. In Madagascar, West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in 1978 from wild birds and the virus is currently distributed across the island, but no epidemic or epizootic period has been recorded. One fatal human case of WNV infection was reported in 2011, suggesting a "tip of the...
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An updated checklist of 235 mosquito species from Madagascar is presented. The number of species has increased considerably compared to previous checklists, particularly the last published in 2003 (178 species). This annotated checklist provides concise information on endemism, taxonomic position, developmental stages, larval habitats, distribution...
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West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne zoonosis transmitted by a large number of mosquito species, and birds play a key role as reservoir of the virus. Its distribution is largely widespread over Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Since 1978, it has frequently been reported in Madagascar. Studies described a high seroprevalence level of the viru...
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Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral zoonotic disease occurring throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Madagascar. The disease is caused by a Phlebovirus (RVF virus [RVFV]) transmitted to vertebrate hosts through the bite of infected mosquitoes. In Madagascar, the first RVFV circulation was reported in 1979 based on detection in mosquitoes but...
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Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a vector-borne zoonotic disease that causes high morbidity and mortality in ruminants. In 2008–2009, a RVF outbreak affected the whole Madagascar island, including the Anjozorobe district located in Madagascar highlands. An entomological survey showed the absence of Aedes among the potential RVF virus (RVFV) vector specie...
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There were epidemic-epizootics of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) affecting humans and cattle in Madagascar in the district of Anjozorobe in 2008. Little is known about the role of Malagasy mosquitoes in the circulation of RVF virus. Therefore, we investigated the species diversity, dynamics and biology of potential RVF virus vectors in the rainforest, rai...
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In Madagascar, Anopheles gambiae has been found below altitudes of 1,000 m. We sampled An. gambiae sensu lato (sl) between 2008 and 2010 in the Central Highlands of Madagascar at altitudes over 1,200 m. The study site consists of rainforest, rainforest edge, and an open savanna biotope. Anopheles gambiae and An. arabiensis, as well as molecular for...
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Backcrossing procedure. Mosquito nuclear backgrounds are indicated by colours: black represents Cx. p. quinquefasciatus nuclear background (LR and LR-TC lines) and red represents Cx. p. pipiens nuclear background (Is line). Wolbachia infection types are indicated by w-labelled symbols: black-filled symbols represent the wPip(LR) strain and red-fill...
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Genetic patterns of Culex pipiens lines and their Wolbachia strains. A, PCR-RFLP of the Cx. pipiens ace-2 gene digested by ScaI enzyme; B, PCR-RFLP of the Cx. pipiens Ester2 gene digested by AvaII enzyme; C, PCR products of the Wolbachia ank2 gene. The LR[wPip(Is)] line carries the LR nuclear background and the wPip(Is) infection; LR-TC is an uninf...
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Genes and primers of Wolbachia and Culex pipiens . (DOC)
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The use of the bacterium Wolbachia is an attractive alternative method to control vector populations. In mosquitoes, as in members of the Culex pipiens complex, Wolbachia induces a form of embryonic lethality called cytoplasmic incompatibility, a sperm-egg incompatibility occurring when infected males mate either with uninfected females or with fem...
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Following veterinary alerts of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in the districts of Fianarantsoa I and II in November 2008 and in the district of Ambalavao in April 2009, entomological and virological investigations were carried out to identify the mosquito species that could act as RVF virus (RVFV) vectors in the region. A total of 12,785 adult mosquitoes...
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Resistance to insecticides was monitored on Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus mosquitoes collected in twelve localities of La Réunion, a geographically isolated island of the Indian Ocean. This mosquito is of medical concern in the region as a known vector for filariasis and a potential vector for West Nile and Rift Valley Fever viruses. Our bioassays...

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Archived project
This Projet aims to characterize the mosquito species usually involved in WNV transmission in horse stables in Madagascar
Archived project
This project aims to characterize the mosquito species usually involved in WNV transmission in horse stables in Madagascar