Tag: Aedes aegypti

  1. Male mosquitoes don’t want your blood, but they still find you very attractive

    Original article published in The Conversation The Conversation Perran Ross, The University of Melbourne The whine of the mosquito is unpleasant and often inescapable outdoors on summer evenings. Mosquitoes track you down from tens of metres away by sensing carbon dioxide in the air you breathe out. Within seconds, they home in on exposed skin […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2021/09/29/male-mosquitoes-dont-want-your-blood-but-they-still-find-you-very-attractive

  2. Improving mosquito control strategies with population genomics

    Words: Tom Schmidt When researchers want to investigate evolutionary processes like adaptation and dispersal, they frequently make use of population genomic methods. Population genomics uses DNA data from across an organism’s entire genome – that is, across all of that organism’s DNA. This DNA data can be compared with DNA from other organisms, which can […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2021/06/28/improving-mosquito-control-strategies-with-population-genomics

  3. The resistance advantage – a field genetic background is important for survival of our Wolbachia mosquitoes in Malaysia and reduction of dengue

    Banner image: Nancy with scientists from the Wolbachia dengue program at the Institute for Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Words and photos: Nancy M. Endersby-Harshman Our paper published two weeks ago in Insects is the result of a research collaboration between PEARG at the University of Melbourne, the Institute for Medical Research […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/08/28/the-resistance-advantage-a-field-genetic-background-is-important-for-survival-of-our-wolbachia-mosquitoes-in-malaysia-and-reduction-of-dengue

  4. Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways

    This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article Dr Tom Schmidt Everyone knows mosquitoes can fly. Not everyone knows they fly in pressurised cabins 10,000 metres above the ocean. In fact, many of the most dangerous mosquito species get flown all over the world in aeroplanes, or travel on boats or other […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/08/05/tracking-the-movement-of-mosquito-stowaways

  5. New Pursuit article – Have resistance, will travel

    This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article here. Authors: Dr Nancy Endersby-Harshman, Dr Qiong Yang, Dr Tom Schmidt and Professor Ary Hoffmann Around the world, pest insects – like mosquitoes – often become resistant to the insecticides meant to control them, causing problems for agriculture and public health. Resistance in multiple populations […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/05/28/new-pursuit-article-have-resistance-will-travel

  6. The life of a mosquito – claymation by Perran Ross

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/05/12/the-life-of-a-mosquito-claymation-by-perran-ross

  7. Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat

    “This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.” Dr Perran Stott-Ross and Professor Ary Hoffmann Bushfires. Coral bleaching. Heatwaves. These disastrous events are a harsh reality in Australia. And they’re only going to become more frequent and severe with climate change. Last year, 2019, was Australia’s hottest year ever recorded, and records […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/01/24/dengue-blocking-bacteria-endure-the-heat

  8. Wolbachia infections in Aedes aegypti: The ‘Bigfoot’ of endosymbionts

    Words: Perran Ross Wolbachia are endosymbiotic bacteria found within the cells of many insects, from butterflies and bees to cockroaches and dung beetles. Wolbachia are so common because they often provide their insect hosts with an advantage, aiding their spread through populations. Whether an insect carries Wolbachia is an important question, especially if they’re a […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2020/01/21/wolbachia-infections-in-aedes-aegypti-the-bigfoot-of-endosymbionts

  9. Variability in mosquito host-seeking ability

    Words and images: Meng-Jia Lau Behaviour is one of the most complex study areas in biology because it involves a combination of many factors that are often quite variable. In mosquitoes, host-seeking is the behaviour of females seeking a blood meal which provides the extra protein they need in order to lay eggs. The biting […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/11/28/variability-in-mosquito-host-seeking-ability

  10. Establishment of Wolbachia Strain wAlbB in Malaysian Populations of Aedes aegypti for Dengue Control

    Our freshly published open access paper in Current Biology is the culmination of several years of work with a large team of very talented and dedicated researchers. Rather than rehash the story here, please see press releases below: Press release from the UniMelb newsroom  (alternatively at Bio21’s siteBio21’s site or at SciMex) Brief summary article […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/11/22/establishment-of-wolbachia-strain-walbb-in-malaysian-populations-of-aedes-aegypti-for-dengue-control

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