Analyses of density-dependent effects are needed to understand how and when Wolbachia can control dengue vectors

18 Nov 2016
Cheke R,

Releases of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes have been shown to be an effective method of controlling Aedes aegypti, the main vector of dengue fever, in Australia. A study in BMC Biology from Penelope Hancock and others shows that incorporation of density-dependent effects into population models can provide major improvements in understanding how and when the infected populations can become established.