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Development of strains and procedures for genetic control of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Abstract:

The mosquito Aedes aegypti is responsible for 50 million dengue fever infections in humans each year. A novel control strategy, named RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) relies on releasing large numbers of genetically sterile male insects in order to control pest populations. This thesis describes the development of new tools to improve the efficiency of RIDL against Ae. aegypti and assessment of candidate strains for field release. Chapter 3

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Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Funding agency for:
Amandine Collado
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:34fc0950-c6b7-4aa2-8636-e82efdf72bc0
Local pid:
ora:10948

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