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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Lucas Forlani; Nicolás Pedrini; Juan R Girotti; Sergio J Mijailovsky; Rubén M Cardozo; Alberto G Gentile; Carlos M Hernández-Suárez; Jorge E Rabinovich; M Patricia Juárez;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: volume 9,issue 5issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4430541, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003778
  • Subject: Research Article | ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI | Ciencias Biológicas | 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