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Record ID
103469
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-11 17:01 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-11 17:01 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Ecological aspects for application of genetically modified mosquitoes
Author
W. Takken, T.w. Scott
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2003
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Book Summary:

New interventions are needed to reduce the burden of vector-borne diseases like malaria and denguč, which are among the most serious and prevalent infectious diseases worldwide. The release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes may offer an alternative strategy to do so while circumventing the pitfalls of current vector control methods. Current methodologies are stalling because of drug resistance, absence of vaccines and inadequate mosquito control techniques. GM mosquitoes have been developed that are resistant to pathogen infection and transmission, but the public-health and environmental consequences of releasing such insects are unclear, mainly because of a lack of knowledge of the ecology and population biology of mosquitoes. This book is the reflection of a workshop, held in June 2002, that addressed these issues. Experts on mosquito ecology met for the first time to discuss the current knowledge of mosquito ecology with respect to GM-insect technology. Emphasis of the workshop was on evaluating how human health and natural ecosystems, including target wild-mosquito populations, will respond to the invasion of GM vectors. This volume will stimulate discussion by clearly showing the importance of vector ecology for prevention of vector-borne diseases.
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
  • Book / Book chapter
Identifier
ISBN: 1-4020-1584-4
Publisher and its location
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Rights
© 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers
Format
Book
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