Biological Control of the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma infestans with the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana Combined with an Aggregation Cue: Field, Laboratory and Mathematical Modeling Assessment

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Forlani, Lucas; Pedrini, Nicolás; Girotti, Juan R.; Mijailovsky, Sergio J.; Cardozo, Rubén M.; Gentile, Alberto G.; Hernández-Suárez, Carlos M.; Rabinovich, Jorge E.; Juárez, M. Patricia;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases,volume 9,issue 5 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4430541, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003778
  • Subject: ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI | Ciencias Biológicas | Research Article | Otras Ciencias Biológicas | BIOLOGICAL CONTROL | POPULATION DYNAMICS | CUTICLE LIPIDS | CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS | RC955-962 | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | TRIATOMA INFESTANS | MATHEMATICAL MODELING | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine

Background: Current Chagas disease vector control strategies, based on chemical insecticide spraying, are growingly threatened by the emergence of pyrethroid-resistant Triatoma infestans populations in the Gran Chaco region of South America. Methodology and findings: W... View more