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Genetically modified mosquitoes for malaria control [electronic resource] / [edited by] Christophe Bo�ete.

Contributor(s): Bo�ete, Christophe.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medical intelligence unit (Unnumbered : 2003): Publisher: Georgetown, Tex. : Landes Bioscience : Eurekah.com, c2006Description: 1 online resource (174 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1429408022 (electronic bk.); 9781429408028 (electronic bk.); 1601294948; 9781601294944.Subject(s): Mosquitos -- Genetics | Mosquitos -- Control | Genetic engineering | Culicidae -- genetics | Malaria -- prevention and control | Mosquito Control | Organisms, Genetically Modified | MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment | MEDICAL -- EpidemiologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Genetically modified mosquitoes for malaria control.DDC classification: 614.4/323 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
COVER; TITLE PAGE. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Control; Copyright �2006 Landes Bioscience; About the Editor; TABLE OF CONTENTS; EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Malaria Situation in the Beginning of the 21st Century; CHAPTER 2 Malaria and Structural Adjustment: Proof by Contradiction; CHAPTER 3 Development of a Toolkit for Manipulating Malaria Vectors; CHAPTER 4 Immune System Polymorphism: Implications for Genetic Engineering; CHAPTER 5 Predicting the Spread of a Transgene in African Malaria Vector Populations: Current Knowledge and Limitations.
Summary: Despite a century of research and attempts to control one of the deadliest foes of mankind, the malaria situation remains a major public health problem. Obviously biological explanations (the resistance of parasites and mosquitoes against available drugs and insecticides respectively) are often given, but they remain partial and incomplete. Indeed, the deterioration of socio-economic conditions due to the policies imposed on many developing countries by international financial institutions, such as the structural adjustment programmes and the mechanism of debt, plays an important role in the m.
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COVER; TITLE PAGE. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Control; Copyright �2006 Landes Bioscience; About the Editor; TABLE OF CONTENTS; EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Malaria Situation in the Beginning of the 21st Century; CHAPTER 2 Malaria and Structural Adjustment: Proof by Contradiction; CHAPTER 3 Development of a Toolkit for Manipulating Malaria Vectors; CHAPTER 4 Immune System Polymorphism: Implications for Genetic Engineering; CHAPTER 5 Predicting the Spread of a Transgene in African Malaria Vector Populations: Current Knowledge and Limitations.

Despite a century of research and attempts to control one of the deadliest foes of mankind, the malaria situation remains a major public health problem. Obviously biological explanations (the resistance of parasites and mosquitoes against available drugs and insecticides respectively) are often given, but they remain partial and incomplete. Indeed, the deterioration of socio-economic conditions due to the policies imposed on many developing countries by international financial institutions, such as the structural adjustment programmes and the mechanism of debt, plays an important role in the m.

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