Something old, something transgenic, or something fungal for mosquito control?

R. Ffrench-Constant

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Abstract

In spite of the current research emphasis on the use of transgenic mosquitoes, insecticides are still the main method for controlling malarial mosquitoes. Although pyrethroids are the compounds of choice, insecticide resistance is now threatening the effective life of these invaluable compounds. Two recent studies have refocused interest on entomopathogenic fungi as useful alternatives to conventional insecticides, suggesting that these fungi could be used as alternative control methods, which would thus also prolong the effective lifetime of pyrethroids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-579
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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