Modelling and control of Mendelian and maternal inheritance for biological control of dengue vectors
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Date of publishing2021-04-06
Type of publicationresearch article
Mosquitoes are vectors of viral diseases with epidemic potential in many regions of the world, and in absence of vaccines or therapies, their control is the main alternative. Chemical control through insecticides has been one of the conventional strategies, but induces insecticide resistance, which may affect other insects and cause ecological damage. Biological control, through the release of mosquitoes infected by the maternally inherited bacterium Wolbachia, which inhibits their vector competence, has been proposed as an alternative.