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Fig. 5 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 5

From: Cytoplasmic incompatibility management to support Incompatible Insect Technique against Aedes albopictus

Fig. 5

Simulation of the population dynamics on varying immature survival (S0) when incompatible infection types coexist at 1:1 ratio. The model simulation is relative to a mixed Ae. albopictus population constituted by two bidirectionally incompatible Wolbachia infection types at a ratio of 1:1. Mean immature survival for Ae. albopictus in nature is known to approach 20% [58]. Halving egg fertility by introducing bidirectional CI could make the population more susceptible to control measures targeting larval stage. Under the tested conditions, eradication became achievable by reducing immature survival to 10% and without requiring further incompatible male releases. S0 percent data are reported in legend as proportions

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