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Can transposable elements be used to drive disease refractoriness genes into vector populations?
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PMID:  15463527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A number of biological procedures are currently being considered as alternatives to insecticide-based methods for the control of insect vectors of disease. Among these are the adaptation of various genetic mechanisms to drive genes of interest, such as refractoriness to malaria in mosquitoes, into natural populations, for vector control purposes. Here, Margaret Kidwell and Jose Ribeiro develop a rationale for the possible use of transposable genetic elements, one of these potential drive mechanisms, and some of the problems being faced in seeking to determine the feasibility of such a strategy are described.
M G Kidwell; J M Ribeiro
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology today (Personal ed.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0169-4758     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Today (Regul. Ed.)     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
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Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8605563     Medline TA:  Parasitol Today     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Entomology, respectively, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 8572 I , USA.
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