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ASSESSING THE SUITABILITY OF STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE APPLIED TO AEDES AEGYPTI

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Author(s):
Ferreira, Claudia Pio [1] ; Yang, Hyun Mo [2] ; Esteva, Lourdes [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP, IBB, Dept Bioestat, BR-18618000 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] IMECC, Dept Matemat Aplicada, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Fac Ciencias, Dept Matemat, Mexico City 04510, DF - Mexico
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS; v. 16, n. 4, p. 565-577, DEC 2008.
Web of Science Citations: 17
Abstract

The efficacy of biological control of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes using Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is analyzed. This approach has shown to be very efficient on agricultural plagues and has become an alternative control strategy to the usual technique of insecticide application, which promotes resistance against chemical controls and is harmful to other species that live in the same mosquito habitat. By using a discrete cellular automata approach we have shown that in the case of Aedes aegypti, the spatially heterogeneous distribution of oviposition containers and the mosquito behavior, especially with respect to mating, make the application of STI difficult or impracticable. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/07075-7 - Immune-epidemiology of infectious diseases: quantitative approaches considering clinical, therapeutic and prophylactic aspects
Grantee:Hyun Mo Yang
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants