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Acta Trop. 2014 Apr;132 Suppl:S2-11. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.11.005. Epub 2013 Nov 16.

Review: Improving our knowledge of male mosquito biology in relation to genetic control programmes.

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Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: louis-clement.gouagna@ird.fr.
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In2Care BV, Costerweg 5, 6702 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: bart@in2care.org.
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Centro Agricoltura Ambiente, «G. Nicoli», Via Argini Nord 3351, 40014 Crevalcore, Italy. Electronic address: rbellini@caa.it.
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Polo d'Innovazione Genomica, Genetica e Biologia S.C.a.R.L., Edificio D, 4̂ Piano Polo Unico di Medicina Santa Maria della Misericordia, Loc. S. Andrea delle Fratte, 06132 Perugia, Italy. Electronic address: mqbenedict@yahoo.com.
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Vector Biology and Control Division, Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, F6, Ex-Government Quarters, Botanical Garden Street, Curepipe, Mauritius. Electronic address: abheecarry.vbcd@mail.gov.mu.
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Institut Louis Malarde, (ILM), Laboratoire de recherche en entomologie médicale, rue des Poilus Tahitiens, B.P. 30, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Electronic address: hbossin@ilm.pf.
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University of the West Indies, Department of Life Sciences, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Electronic address: dave.chadee@sta.uwi.edu.
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DBL Institute for Health Research and Development, 1 D Jaergersborg Alle, 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark. Electronic address: jdcharlwood@gmail.com.
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Centre Muraz Organisation de coopération et de coordination pour la lutte contre les grandes endémies, 01 B.P. 153, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Electronic address: dabire_roch@hotmail.com.
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Institut Régional de Santé Publique (LRSP), Université d'Abomey-Calavi (UAC), BP.384 Ouidah & 01 BP 918, Cotonou, Benin. Electronic address: ldjogbenou22002@yahoo.fr.
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Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, Legon, PO Box 80, Accra, Ghana. Electronic address: egyiryawson@hotmail.com.
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Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kourí, Mariano 13, Apartado 601, Havana, Cuba. Electronic address: rene@ipk.sld.cu.
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Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment (IRD), UMR 5290/224 MIVEGEC (Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Genetique, Evolution et Controle), Plateforme Technologique du Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les maladies, Emergentes dans l'Océan Indien (CRVOI), 2, rue Maxime Riviere, 97 490 Sainte Clotilde, Ile de la Réunion, France. Electronic address: louis-clement.gouagna@ird.fr.
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Epidemiology Department, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Khartoum PO Box 1304, Sudan. Electronic address: moawia65@hotmail.com.
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Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE); Institute of Food and Radiation Biology, Ganakbari, Savar, PO Box 3787, Dhaka 1344, Bangladesh. Electronic address: ibd@aitlbd.net.
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National Institute for Communicate Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, Private Bag X4, 2131 Johannesburg, South Africa; The Wits Research Institute for Malaria, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address: lizettek@nicd.ac.za.
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Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment (IRD), UMR 5290/224 MIVEGEC (Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Genetique, Evolution et Controle), Plateforme Technologique du Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les maladies, Emergentes dans l'Océan Indien (CRVOI), 2, rue Maxime Riviere, 97 490 Sainte Clotilde, Ile de la Réunion, France. Electronic address: guy.lemperiere@ird.fr.
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US Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Hilo, HI, USA. Electronic address: nicholas.manoukis@ars.usda.gov.
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Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Teknikringen 36, Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: raimis@kth.se.
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Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, 465 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Electronic address: j.pitts@vanderbilt.edu.
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Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment (IRD), UMR 5290/224 MIVEGEC (Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Genetique, Evolution et Controle), 911 Ave Agropolis, BP 64501, 34 394 Montpellier, France. Electronic address: frederic.simard@ird.fr.
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Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: j.gilles@iaea.org.

Abstract

The enormous burden placed on populations worldwide by mosquito-borne diseases, most notably malaria and dengue, is currently being tackled by the use of insecticides sprayed in residences or applied to bednets, and in the case of dengue vectors through reduction of larval breeding sites or larviciding with insecticides thereof. However, these methods are under threat from, amongst other issues, the development of insecticide resistance and the practical difficulty of maintaining long-term community-wide efforts. The sterile insect technique (SIT), whose success hinges on having a good understanding of the biology and behaviour of the male mosquito, is an additional weapon in the limited arsenal against mosquito vectors. The successful production and release of sterile males, which is the mechanism of population suppression by SIT, relies on the release of mass-reared sterile males able to confer sterility in the target population by mating with wild females. A five year Joint FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project brought together researchers from around the world to investigate the pre-mating conditions of male mosquitoes (physiology and behaviour, resource acquisition and allocation, and dispersal), the mosquito mating systems and the contribution of molecular or chemical approaches to the understanding of male mosquito mating behaviour. A summary of the existing knowledge and the main novel findings of this group is reviewed here, and further presented in the reviews and research articles that form this Acta Tropica special issue.

KEYWORDS:

Artificial rearing; Courtship behaviour; Mating biology; Mosquito; Olfactory responses; Sterile insect technique (SIT)

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