Posts tagged with dengue

  1. MSc projects 2020 – Students wanted

    We are seeking motivated MSc students to apply for several projects starting next year. Enquiries via pearg-queries@unimelb.edu.au Project 1/4: Exploring bacterial symbionts for agricultural pest control …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/06/14/msc-projects-2020-students-wanted

  2. Stowaway mozzies enter Australia from Asian holiday spots – and they’re resistant to insecticides

    Original article published on The Conversation Words: Tom Schmidt, Andrew Weeks, and Ary Hoffmann We might not be able to use common insecticides to kill mosquitoes …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/03/26/stowaway-mozzies-enter-australia-from-asian-holiday-spots-and-theyre-resistant-to-insecticides

  3. Probing the void for blood

    Words and video: Perran Ross I recently filmed one of our mosquito colonies trying desperately to reach my arm through their enclosure. The video has been …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/07/10/probing-the-void-for-blood

  4. New publication | Fine-scale landscape genomics helps explain the slow spatial spread of Wolbachia through the Aedes aegypti population in Cairns, Australia

    Author summary and figures by Tom Schmidt Wolbachia is a bacterium that suppresses the capacity for arbovirus transmission in the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and can spread spatially through …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/05/25/new-publication-fine-scale-landscape-genomics-helps-explain-the-slow-spatial-spread-of-wolbachia-through-the-aedes-aegypti-population-in-cairns-australia

  5. Collecting fresh mosquitoes | PEARG in the field

    Words: Tom Schmidt Photos: Tom Schmidt and Perran Ross At PEARG, we have a great interest in environmental pests and how to deal with them. One …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/30/collecting-fresh-mosquitoes-pearg-in-the-field

  6. The Wolbachia pandemic | Symbionts spread rapidly across highly diverged flies

    Photo by Dr Andrew Weeks CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    Words: Perran Ross Cover photo: Andrew Weeks Wolbachia are perhaps the most prevalent bacterial symbionts on earth. Of the millions of insect species, Wolbachia are estimated …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/16/the-wolbachia-pandemic-symbionts-spread-rapidly-across-highly-diverged-flies

  7. 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 …

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

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

    http://microbiology.publish.csiro.au/?paper=MA18022

    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. …

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

  9. 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 …

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