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Analyses of density-dependent effects are needed to understand how and when Wolbachia can control dengue vectors
© Cheke. 2016
- Published: 18 November 2016
Releases of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes have been shown to be an effective method of controlling Aedes aegypti, the main vector of dengue fever, in Australia. A study in BMC Biology from Penelope Hancock and others shows that incorporation of density-dependent effects into population models can provide major improvements in understanding how and when the infected populations can become established.
See research article: https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-016-0319-5.
- Dengue Virus
- Sterile Insect Technique
- Infected Population
- Cytoplasmic Incompatibility
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