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entomopathogenic bacteria

Infection of highly insecticide-resistant malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii with entomopathogenic bacteria Chromobacterium violaceum reduces its survival, blood feeding propensity and fecundity

October 6, 2020 - 12:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Edounou Jacques Gnambani, Etienne Bilgo, Adama Sanou, Roch K. Dabiré and Abdoulaye Diabaté
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:352, 2 October 2020

This is now a concern that malaria eradication will not be achieved without the introduction of novel control tools. Microbiological control might be able to make a greater contribution to vector control in the future. The interactions between bacteria and mosquito make mosquito microbiota really promising from a disease control perspective. Here, the impact of Chromobacterium violaceum infections, isolated from both larvae and adult of wild-caught Anopheles gambiae sensu lato mosquitoes in Burkina Faso, was evaluated on mosquito survival, blood feeding and fecundity.

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