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Volume 11 Supplement 2

Exploring genetic, molecular, mechanical and behavioural methods of sex separation in mosquitoes


Publication of this supplement was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The peer review process for articles published in this supplement was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BMC's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review of any article that they co-authored. They declare no other competing interests.

Edited by Kostas Bourtzis and Zhijian Jake Tu

  1. Malaria is a serious global health burden, affecting more than 200 million people each year in over 90 countries, predominantly in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since the year 2000, a concerted effort to comb...

    Authors: Federica Bernardini, Roya Elaine Haghighat-Khah, Roberto Galizi, Andrew Marc Hammond, Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):660
  2. The transinfection of the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia provides a method to produce functionally sterile males to be used to suppress mosquito vectors. ARwP is a wPip Wolbachia infected Aedes albopictus whic...

    Authors: Riccardo Moretti, Giuseppe Augusto Marzo, Elena Lampazzi and Maurizio Calvitti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):649
  3. Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, are controlled primarily by suppressing mosquito vector populations using insecticides. The current control programmes are seriously threatened by the emergence and ra...

    Authors: Elzbieta Krzywinska and Jaroslaw Krzywinski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):648
  4. Aedes albopictus is an invasive mosquito species of global medical concern as its distribution has recently expanded to Africa, the Americas and Europe. In the absence of prophylaxis protecting human populations ...

    Authors: Cyrille Lebon, Aude Benlali, Célestine Atyame, Patrick Mavingui and Pablo Tortosa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):658
  5. We explored the possibility to improve male/female separation (sexing) in Aedes albopictus by selection of two strains, one toward increasing sex dimorphism and another toward increasing protandry. In the laborat...

    Authors: Romeo Bellini, Arianna Puggioli, Fabrizio Balestrino, Marco Carrieri and Sandra Urbanelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):650
  6. The sterile insect technique (SIT), which is based on irradiation-induced sterility, and incompatible insect technique (IIT), which is based on Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility (a kind of male steril...

    Authors: Patttamaporn Kittayapong, Nuanla-ong Kaeothaisong, Suwannapa Ninphanomchai and Wanitch Limohpasmanee
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):657
  7. Global concern over the rapid expansion of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, and its vector competence has highlighted an urgent need to improve currently available population control methods, like the ...

    Authors: Ludvik M. Gomulski, Marina Mariconti, Alessandro Di Cosimo, Francesca Scolari, Mosè Manni, Grazia Savini, Anna R. Malacrida and Giuliano Gasperi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):647
  8. Malaria is still a global health problem and vector control is the cornerstone of disease control strategies using indoor residual insecticide spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated nets. The situation is becomin...

    Authors: Cyrille Ndo, Yacouba Poumachu, Danale Metitsi, Herman Parfait Awono-Ambene, Timoléon Tchuinkam, Jeremie Lionnel Roger Gilles and Kostas Bourtzis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):659
  9. The global economic cost of Aedes-borne diseases, such as dengue, is estimated to be in the billions of dollars annually. In this scenario, a sustained vector control strategy is the only alternative to control d...

    Authors: Helena Rocha Corrêa de Araújo, Bianca Burini Kojin and Margareth Lara Capurro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):644
  10. Malaria parasites, transmitted by the bite of an anopheline mosquito, pose an immense public health burden on many tropical and subtropical regions. The most important malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa are...

    Authors: Andrea L. Smidler, Sean N. Scott, Enzo Mameli, W. Robert Shaw and Flaminia Catteruccia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):651
  11. The feasibility of the sterile insect technique (SIT) as a malaria vector control strategy against Anopheles arabiensis has been under investigation over the past decade. One of the critical steps required for th...

    Authors: Thabo Mashatola, Cyrille Ndo, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Leonard C. Dandalo, Oliver R. Wood, Lerato Malakoane, Yacouba Poumachu, Leanne N. Lobb, Maria Kaiser, Kostas Bourtzis and Givemore Munhenga
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):646
  12. The Asian malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, is a major urban malaria vector in the Middle East and on the Indian subcontinent. Early zygotic transcription, which marks the maternal-to-zygotic transition, has...

    Authors: Yang Wu, Wanqi Hu, James K. Biedler, Xiao-Guang Chen and Zhijian Jake Tu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):652
  13. Several mosquito population suppression strategies based on the rearing and release of sterile males have provided promising results. However, the lack of an efficient male selection method has hampered the ex...

    Authors: Mario Zacarés, Gustavo Salvador-Herranz, David Almenar, Carles Tur, Rafael Argilés, Kostas Bourtzis, Hervé Bossin and Ignacio Pla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):656
  14. Major efforts are currently underway to develop novel, complementary methods to combat mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquito genetic control strategies (GCSs) have become an increasingly important area of research...

    Authors: Philippos Aris Papathanos, Kostas Bourtzis, Frederic Tripet, Hervé Bossin, Jair Fernandes Virginio, Margareth Lara Capurro, Michelle Cristine Pedrosa, Amadou Guindo, Lakamy Sylla, Mamadou B. Coulibaly, Franck Adama Yao, Patric Stephane Epopa and Abdoulaye Diabate
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11(Suppl 2):654

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