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Generation and characterization of Wolbachia transinfections and development of female-specific RIDL technology in Aedes albopictus

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Aedes albopictus is an important vector of dengue and chikungunya viruses, and, over recent decades, has resisted traditional control strategies allowing it to spread from its native Southeast Asia throughout the world. In this thesis, two alternative control methods are assessed and developed: transinfection with the inherited bacteria Wolbachia, for population replacement with a refractory strain; and a genetic equivalent to the sterile insect technique, RIDL (Release o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology

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Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:f70a1ce7-de90-4a40-8760-58db88e7a823
Local pid:
ora:9298

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