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Title Transgenesis and the management of vector-borne disease / edited by Serap Aksoy
Published New York : Springer Science+Business Media, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 171 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 627
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 627
Contents Perspectives on the state of insect transgenics / David A. O'Brochta and Alfred M. Handler -- Alphavirus transducing systems / Brian D. Foy and Ken E. Olson -- Paratransgenesis applied for control of tsetse transmitted sleeping sickness / Serap Aksoy, Brian Weiss, and Geoffrey Attardo -- Bacteria of the genus Asaia: a potential paratransgenic weapon against malaria / Guido Favia [and others] -- Proposed uses of transposons in insect and medical biotechnology / Peter W. Atkinson -- The yin and yang of linkage disequilibrium: mapping of genes and nucleotides -- Conferring insecticide resistance in insect disease vectors / William C. Black IV [and others] -- Impact of technological improvements on traditional control strategies / Mark Q. Benedict and Alan S. Robinson -- Insect population suppression using engineered insects / Luke Alphey [and others] -- Wolbachia-based technologies for insect pest population control / Kostas Bourtzis -- Using predictive models to optimize wolbachia-based strategies for vector-borne disease control / Jason L. Rasgon -- Modifying insect population age structure to control vector-borne disease / Peter E. Cook, Conor J. McMeniman, and Scott L. O'Neill -- Technological advances to enhance agricultural pest management / Thomas A. Miller, Carol R. Lauzon, and David J. Lampe -- Applications of mosquito ecology for successful insect transgenesis-based disease prevention programs / Thomas W. Scott [and others]
Summary Parasitic, bacterial and viral agents continue to challenge the welfare of humans, livestock, wild life and plants worldwide. The public health impact and financial consequences of these diseases are particularly hard on the already overburdened economies of developing countries especially in the tropics. Many of these disease agents utilize insect hosts (vectors) to achieve their transmission to mammals. In the past, these diseases were largely controlled by insecticide-based vector reduction strategies. Now, many of these diseases have reemerged in the tropics, recolonizing their previous ra
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insect pests -- Biological control.
Insects as carriers of disease.
Transgenic animals.
Vector control -- Biological control.
Communicable Disease Control -- methods.
Communicable Diseases -- transmission.
Gene Transfer Techniques.
Insect Vectors -- genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Aksoy, Serap.
LC no. 2008001892
ISBN 0387782257