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Record information and status
Record ID
103451
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-10 21:39 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-10 21:39 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Insect population suppression using engineered insects
Author
Luke Alphey
Author’s contact information
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2008
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

Suppression or elimination of vector populations is a tried and tested method for reducing vector borne disease and a key component of integrated control programmes. Genetic methods have the potential to provide new and improved methods for vector control. The required genetic technology is simpler than that required for strategies based on population replacement and is likely to be available earlier. In particular genetic methods that enhance the sterile insect technique (eg RIDL (TM)) are already available for some species.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
ISBN: 978-0-0387-78224-9
Publisher and its location
Springer
Rights
© Lands Bioscience and Springer
Format
Book
Source
Chapter in book titled "Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-Borne Disease"
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