NEWSLETTER April 2014 Gorgas Institute to start releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in Panama The Gorgas Institute of Public Health in Panama is preparing to conduct the first releases of Oxitec mosquitoes in a residential suburb of the Arraijan District, west of Panama City. The trial targets the dengue virus-transmitting mosquito Aedes aegypti, and will start [...]
Oxitec’s Dr Andrew McKemey appears on BBC World News. BBC_World_News_2014-02-05_mosquitoes
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Koukidou M, Alphey L. Author information Click here for abstract.
Hadyn talks about his collaborative effort with Brazil to reduce the population of Aedes Aegypti. This nasty breed of Mosquito targets humans and has advanced the spread of Dengue Fever across the world. He shows us how his company achieve this marvellous feat of genetic engineering and even gives us a sneak peak of their [...]
Published in Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 59: 205-224 (Volume publication date January 2014) Abstract Genetics can potentially provide new, species-specific, environmentally friendly methods for mosquito control. Genetic control strategies aim either to suppress target populations or to introduce a harm-reducing novel trait. Different approaches differ considerably in their properties, especially between self-limiting strategies, where [...]
NEWSLETTER December 2013 Oxitec in Brazil: mosquito control in Jacobina I’m Dr Amandine Collado, senior scientist at Oxitec providing technical support to Moscamed, a Brazilian Social Organization recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Bahia State (http://www.moscamed.org.br/2012/moscamed.php). Releases by Moscamed of Oxitec’s OX513A transgenic strain of the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in 2011 and 2012 [...]
Genetic Control of Mosquitoes Annual Reviews of entomology Luke Alphey Genetics can potentially provide new, species-specific, environmentally friendly methods for mosquito control. Genetic control strategies aim either to suppress target populations or to introduce a harm-reducing novel trait. Different approaches differ considerably in their properties, especially between self-limiting strategies, where the modification has limited persistence, [...]
Oxitec’s Dr Martha Koukidou explains to BBC News how to rear genetically modified flies. Click here for video.
Flotilla of designer insects is new weapon in pest control 18 September 2013 by Andy Coghlan Magazine issue 2935. GM insects are go. Genetically modified versions of a fly that decimates olive trees could soon be released in Spain in an attempt to control the pests. And in Brazil, GM mosquitoes are already at large [...]