Washington: As per new study the scientists claimed that the Malaria may have evolved in prehistoric insects, at least TEN crore years early. Also they claim that the first vertebrate hosts of this dangerous disease may have included the gigantic dinosaurs.
Earlier, the scientists were believing that the said disease of Malaria to be having more modern origin as it was thought to have origin ranging from 15,000 to 0.8 crore years old, as would have caused primarily by one genus of protozoa, Plasmodium, and spread by mosquitoes named as anopheline.
However, as per United States- based Oregon State University’s George Pionar, the ancestral forms of Malaria used different insect vectors and malarial strains, and that may have held shaping survival amongst the animal and also evolution of the Earth.
Moreover, he suggested that the Malariya’s origin may have begun in an insect like biting midge. And he claimed that it may be around TEN Crores of years ago. His claimed origin of Malariaya is that disease, which now a days can also infect animals ranging from the humans and other mammals to birds and reptiles.
It was also earlier that the scientists of that time found suggesting that in the extinction of the dinosaurs, as per them the significant role have played by Malaria and also evolution of the insects which are specially blood- sucking ones as disease vectors.
Further, in the study, as per Poinar, the modern malaria vectored by mosquitoes, as shown in the fossil evidences. He added that the insects must be taken as primary hosts of the diseases, as sexual reproduction stage of Malaria only occurs among them.
Also, as per Poinar, after considering its ancient history of evolution, there can be seen clues as to how its modern life cycle working, and also that how it evolved. And this can also suggest as to what might have made possible targets for interrupting its transmission through its most common vector- Anopheles mosquito. Also this can allow the scientist to take one on a worldwide journey, as per evidence found in insects. The study is as such seemed published in the American Entomologist- Journal.