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Impact of daily temperature fluctuations on dengue virus transmission by Aedes aegypti
Most studies on the ability of insect populations to transmit pathogens consider only constant temperatures and do not account for realistic daily temperature fluctuations that can impactExpand
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Thermal biology in insect-parasite interactions
Abstract Recently, several applied studies exploring the use of pathogens for insect biocontrol have demonstrated significant effects of environmental temperature on the outcome of infection. ForExpand
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Understanding the link between malaria risk and climate
The incubation period for malaria parasites within the mosquito is exquisitely temperature-sensitive, so that temperature is a major determinant of malaria risk. Epidemiological models areExpand
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Can fungal biopesticides control malaria?
Recent research has raised the prospect of using insect fungal pathogens for the control of vector-borne diseases such as malaria. In the past, microbial control of insect pests in both medical andExpand
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Detecting the impact of temperature on transmission of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya using mechanistic models
Recent epidemics of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya have heightened the need to understand the seasonal and geographic range of transmission by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes. We useExpand
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Influence of climate on malaria transmission depends on daily temperature variation
Malaria transmission is strongly influenced by environmental temperature, but the biological drivers remain poorly quantified. Most studies analyzing malaria–temperature relations, including thoseExpand
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Coping with crowds: Density-dependent disease resistance in desert locusts
Parasite transmission generally exhibits some form of positive density dependence. Thus, as population density increases, so too does the per capita risk of becoming infected. Under suchExpand
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Global threat to agriculture from invasive species
Significance A key scientific and policy challenge relating to invasive species at the world level is to understand and predict which countries are most vulnerable to the threat of invasive species.Expand
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How to Make Evolution-Proof Insecticides for Malaria Control
The evolution of resistance to insecticides by mosquitoes is a major threat to ongoing malaria control programs and plans for global eradication. Evolutionary theory suggests a practical solution.
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Fungal infection counters insecticide resistance in African malaria mosquitoes
The evolution of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes is threatening the effectiveness and sustainability of malaria control programs in various parts of the world. Through their unique mode ofExpand
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