Transgenic control of vectors: The effects of interspecific interactions

Bonsall, Michael B., Yakob, Laith, Alphey, Nina and Alphey, Luke (2010) Transgenic control of vectors: The effects of interspecific interactions. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 56 3-4: 353-370. doi:10.1560/IJEE.56.3-4.353

Author Bonsall, Michael B.
Yakob, Laith
Alphey, Nina
Alphey, Luke
Title Transgenic control of vectors: The effects of interspecific interactions
Journal name Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1565-9801
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1560/IJEE.56.3-4.353
Volume 56
Issue 3-4
Start page 353
End page 370
Total pages 18
Editor Leon Blaustein
Richard S. Ostfeld
Robert D. Holt
Place of publication Jerusalem, Israel
Publisher Science from Israel - LPP
Language eng
Abstract The control of insect vectors through conventional sterile insect or transgenic technologies (e.g., RIDL®) is an intense focus of research in the combat against vector-borne disease. While the population dynamic implications of these control strategies are reasonably well-established, the effects of interspecific competition between different vectors and control strategies have not previously been explored. Different control intervention methods can affect the interaction and potential coexistence of vector species. By altering the shape of the zero net growth isoclines, conventional and transgenic control can affect patterns of vector coexistence and/or exclusion through Allee effects and transient dynamics. Further, transgenic control methods can mediate coexistence between target and non-target species and this can have important consequences for the persistence of disease and community ecological interactions.
Keyword Aedes
Community ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: A Community-Ecology Framework for Understanding Vector and Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics

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