Linking Oviposition Site Choice to Offspring Fitness in Aedes aegypti: Consequences for Targeted Larval Control of Dengue Vectors

@inproceedings{Wong2012LinkingOS,
  title={Linking Oviposition Site Choice to Offspring Fitness in Aedes aegypti: Consequences for Targeted Larval Control of Dengue Vectors},
  author={Jacklyn Wong and Amy C Morrison and Steven T. Stoddard and Helvio Astete and Yui Yin Chu and Imaan Baseer and Thomas W. Scott},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Current Aedes aegypti larval control methods are often insufficient for preventing dengue epidemics. To improve control efficiency and cost-effectiveness, some advocate eliminating or treating only highly productive containers. The population-level outcome of this strategy, however, will depend on details of Ae. aegypti oviposition behavior. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We simultaneously monitored female oviposition and juvenile development in 80 experimental containers located… CONTINUE READING