Transgenic Metarhizium rapidly kills mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic region of Burkina Faso

  title={Transgenic Metarhizium rapidly kills mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic region of Burkina Faso},
  author={B. Lovett and Etienne Bilgo and Souro Abel Millogo and Abel Kader Ouattarra and Issiaka Sare and E. Gnambani and R. Dabir{\'e} and A. Diabat{\'e} and R. S. St. Leger},
  pages={894 - 897}
  • B. Lovett, Etienne Bilgo, +6 authors R. S. St. Leger
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Malaria control efforts require implementation of new technologies that manage insecticide resistance. [...] Key Result Also, as Hybrid-expressing M. pingshaense is effective at very low spore doses, its efficacy lasted longer than that of the unmodified Metarhizium. Deployment of transgenic Metarhizium against mosquitoes could (subject to appropriate registration) be rapid, with products that could synergistically integrate with existing chemical control strategies to avert insecticide resistance.Expand Abstract
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