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Declining malaria, rising of dengue and Zika virus: insights for mosquito vector control
The fight against mosquito-borne diseases is a challenge of huge public health importance. To our mind, 2015 was an extraordinary year for malaria control, due to three hot news: the Nobel Prize toExpand
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  • Open Access
Plant-mediated biosynthesis of nanoparticles as an emerging tool against mosquitoes of medical and veterinary importance: a review
  • G. Benelli
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Parasitology Research
  • 2015
Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are a key threat for millions of people worldwide, since they act as vectors for devastating parasites and pathogens. Mosquito young instars are usually targeted withExpand
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Essential Oils as Ecofriendly Biopesticides? Challenges and Constraints.
Recently, a growing number of plant essential oils (EOs) have been tested against a wide range of arthropod pests with promising results. EOs showed high effectiveness, multiple mechanisms of action,Expand
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Parasitoid learning: Current knowledge and implications for biological control
Many hymenopterous parasitoids are biological control agents that contribute significant mortality to economically important arthropod pests of agriculture, forestry, and natural ecosystems. TheseExpand
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Research in mosquito control: current challenges for a brighter future
  • G. Benelli
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Parasitology Research
  • 21 June 2015
Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are a key threat for millions of people worldwide, since they act as vectors for devastating pathogens and parasites. In this scenario, vector control is crucial.Expand
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Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors: Past, Present, and Future
Mosquitoes represent the major arthropod vectors of human disease worldwide transmitting malaria, lymphatic filariasis, and arboviruses such as dengue virus and Zika virus. Unfortunately, noExpand
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  • Open Access
Cymbopogon citratus-synthesized gold nanoparticles boost the predation efficiency of copepod Mesocyclops aspericornis against malaria and dengue mosquitoes.
Plant-borne compounds can be employed to synthesize mosquitocidal nanoparticles that are effective at low doses. However, how they affect the activity of mosquito predators in the aquatic environmentExpand
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Characterization and biotoxicity of Hypnea musciformis-synthesized silver nanoparticles as potential eco-friendly control tool against Aedes aegypti and Plutella xylostella.
Two of the most important challenges facing humanity in the 21st century comprise food production and disease control. Eco-friendly control tools against mosquito vectors and agricultural pests areExpand
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  • Open Access
Green synthesized nanoparticles in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases and cancer-a brief review.
  • G. Benelli
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Enzyme and microbial technology
  • 1 December 2016
Nanobiomedicine and parasitology are facing a number of key challenges, which mostly deal with the paucity of effective preventive and curative tools against mosquito-borne diseases and cancer. InExpand
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Toxicity of seaweed-synthesized silver nanoparticles against the filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus and its impact on predation efficiency of the cyclopoid crustacean Mesocyclops longisetus
Nearly 1.4 billion people in 73 countries worldwide are threatened by lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic infection that leads to a disease commonly known as elephantiasis. Filariasis is vectored byExpand
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