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. 2014 Jun;30(6):271-3.
doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2014.04.002. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Boosting the Sterile Insect Technique to Control Mosquitoes

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Boosting the Sterile Insect Technique to Control Mosquitoes

Jérémy Bouyer et al. Trends Parasitol. .

Abstract

Mosquitoes are vectors of major diseases. Auto-dissemination recently proved very efficient to control Aedes species, using adult females contaminated with dissemination 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.

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