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Boosting the sterile insect technique to control mosquitoes

Bouyer J., Lefrançois T.. 2014. Trends in Parasitology, 30 (6) : p. 271-273.

Mosquitoes are vectors of major diseases. Auto-dissem-ination recently proved very efficient to control Aedes species, using adult females contaminated with dissem-ination stations of juvenile hormone to treat breeding habitats, but cannot be used at large scales. Here we propose to combine it to the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to create a new control concept, named 'boosted SIT' that might enable the area-wide eradication of mosquitoes and many other vectors and insect pests. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : contrôle de maladies; dynamique des populations; reproduction sexuée; virus; vecteur de maladie; stérilisation; méthode de lutte; aedes albopictus; aedes aegypti; sénégal; arbovirose

Thématique : Organismes nuisibles des animaux; Maladies des animaux

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