Lethal and Pre-Lethal Effects of a Fungal Biopesticide Contribute to Substantial and Rapid Control of Malaria Vectors

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Simon Blanford; Wangpeng Shi; Riann Christian; James H Marden; Lizette L Koekemoer; Basil D Brooke; Maureen Coetzee; Andrew F Read; Matthew B Thomas;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 6, issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3163643, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023591
  • Subject: Mosquitoes | Research Article | Biology | Tropical Diseases (Non-Neglected) | Behavioral Ecology | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Botany | Medicine | Malaria | Agriculture | Q | R | Ecology | Vector Biology | Science | Plant Science | Pest Control | Mycology | Vectors and Hosts
    mesheuropmc: fungi | parasitic diseases

Rapidly emerging insecticide resistance is creating an urgent need for new active ingredients to control the adult mosquitoes that vector malaria. Biopesticides based on the spores of entomopathogenic fungi have shown considerable promise by causing very substantial mor... View more
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