project . 2021 - 2023 . On going

The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in adaptations to changing climatic conditions and in sexual communication of Anopheles mosquitoes

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/W00402X/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 83,874 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    31 Jul 2021
    End Date
    30 Jul 2023
Description
Malaria is a vector-borne disease that currently threatens half of the world population. Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria, and many tools have been developed to prevent mosquito bites, such as mosquito repellents and insecticide-treated bed nets. Despite the huge reductions in malaria since the millennium, present control methods have stalled, partly due to emerging insecticide resistance in malaria mosquito vectors. In addition, mosquitoes invade new regions of the world, thus increasing the risk of malaria to people. Better understanding of mosquito biology and ecology could lead to the development of novel methods of mosquito vector control. Here we will...
Description
Malaria is a vector-borne disease that currently threatens half of the world population. Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria, and many tools have been developed to prevent mosquito bites, such as mosquito repellents and insecticide-treated bed nets. Despite the huge reductions in malaria since the millennium, present control methods have stalled, partly due to emerging insecticide resistance in malaria mosquito vectors. In addition, mosquitoes invade new regions of the world, thus increasing the risk of malaria to people. Better understanding of mosquito biology and ecology could lead to the development of novel methods of mosquito vector control. Here we will...
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