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Age grading An. gambiae and An. arabiensis using near infrared spectra and artificial neural networks.

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Summary of "Age grading An. gambiae and An. arabiensis using near infrared spectra and artificial neural networks."

Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is currently complementing techniques to age-grade mosquitoes. NIRS classifies lab-reared and semi-field raised mosquitoes into < or ≥ 7 days old with an average accuracy of 80%, achieved by training a regression model using partial least squares (PLS) and interpreted as a binary classifier.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0209451

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