Ricardo M. Souza

Ricardo M. Souza

Dec 25, 2018

Group 6 Copy 140
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The mosquito A. aegypti is the main vector for dengue and zika viruses. This mosquito has developed resistance to common insecticides. We've shown that a biological control agent (a roundworm) can kill 85-100% of mosquito larvae. As a follow-up study we need to submit the roundworm to an “acid test” to verify its efficacy in urban settings. If this bioagent passes the test this could be another method to control the mosquito and reduce the spread of dengue, zika and urban yellow fever viruses.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Where are the Pacific harbor seals in Mexico?

    Pacific Harbor seals use land to give birth to pups and molt, but once they return to the ocean to forage many...

    Bee battles: are our native bees losing the fight for resources?

    Is a recently introduced invasive species, the European wool-carder bee, threatening our native bumble bees...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 52 people