Category: Research

  1. WOLBACHIA BACTERIA IN ACTION | How we’re using naturally occurring bacteria to stop mosquitoes from spreading disease

    Words and images: Perran Ross Cover photo: Jason Axford Dengue is a major global health issue. It infects millions of people every year and can cause debilitating illness, inflicting joint pain, rash and fever. Without any effective vaccine, the best way to prevent dengue is to target the mosquitoes that transmit it. Dengue is spread […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/13/wolbachia-bacteria-in-action-how-were-using-naturally-occurring-bacteria-to-stop-mosquitoes-from-spreading-disease

  2. New review | The detection and significance of emerging insecticide resistance in mosquitoes

    Nancy, Andrew and Ary have a fresh review article in CSIRO’s ‘Microbiology Australia’ journal. Below is the abstract, for the full text please follow this link. Mosquito-borne arboviruses are increasing in incidence around the world. Australia enjoys some protection from pests and diseases afforded by its geographic isolation coupled with strict biosecurity control at its […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/11/new-review-the-detection-and-significance-of-emerging-insecticide-resistance-in-mosquitoes

  3. What’s in a (species) name? Using genetics to map the hidden diversity of earwigs

    Written by Oliver Stuart, Image credit: Ryan Hodnett [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons There are a lot of different insects; this cannot be overstated. Of the roughly 2 million animal species (that we know of), insects make up well over half. This mega-diversity has been a source of delight for biologists for centuries, […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/11/whats-in-a-species-name-using-genetics-to-map-the-hidden-diversity-of-earwigs

  4. Study Shows Rapid Evolution in Lab-Reared Insects | Perran and Ary’s new paper covered in Entomology Today

    Perran and Ary’s lab adaptation review  paper is fresh off the press and immediately generating interest. Follow the link below to Entomology Today to read all about it. Study Shows Rapid Evolution in Lab-Reared Insects

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/03/02/study-shows-rapid-evolution-in-lab-reared-insects-perran-and-arys-new-paper-covered-in-entomology-today

  5. Picky feeders: Mosquitoes turn their nose up at non-human blood

    Words: Ellen Cottingham Image: Perran Ross Most Australians have sat outside on a summers evening only to return inside to find their legs and arms dotted with fresh itchy mozzie bites. It is not widely known that only female mosquitoes bite warm blooded animals or humans. The reason for this is that females use protein […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/23/picky-feeders-mosquitoes-turn-their-nose-up-at-non-human-blood

  6. Fresh publications!

    Climate contributes to the evolution of pesticide resistance | James Maino, Paul Umina, Ary Hoffmann     Abstract The evolution of pesticide resistance through space and time is of great economic significance to modern agricultural production systems, and consequently, is often well documented. It can thus be used to dissect the evolutionary and ecological processes […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/19/fresh-publications

  7. Keys matchstick grasshopper is disappearing | ABC Radio interview #2

    Mike Kearney was interviewed on The ABC’s Victorian Country hour on Friday. Link below, interview begins 38:40. Victorian Country Hour for Friday 16th February 2018

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/19/keys-matchstick-grasshopper-is-disappearing-abc-radio-interview-2

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