Analyses of density-dependent effects are needed to understand how and when Wolbachia can control dengue vectors

BMC Biology
Robert A Cheke

Abstract

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 .

Citations

Nov 30, 2011·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·Marcus S C BlagroveSteven P Sinkins
Apr 9, 2013·Nature·Samir BhattSimon I Hay

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