Artificial natural selection: can supplemental feeding domesticate mosquitoes and control mosquito-borne diseases?

Abstract

A new method is proposed for controlling mosquito-borne diseases. In particular, instead of trying to kill mosquitoes, we suggest provisioning them with food from artificial feeders. Because mosquito populations are frequently limited by ecological factors other than blood meals, such as the availability of egg-laying sites, feeding mosquitoes would not… (More)

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