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Undergraduate Titles > Zoology
Paratransgenesis and Vector-Borne Disease Control
Durvasula, Ravi
ISBN 13: 
9781498760614
ISBN 10: 
1498760619
Category: 
Zoology
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
11/2020
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
CRC Press
Affiliation: 
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Pages: 
520
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
199.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

This book presents an overview of paratransgenesis, an innovative approach to the control of infectious disease. In paratransgenic interventions, an arthropod vector’s bacterial symbiont is transformed to express molecules directed against a target pathogen. The vector is inoculated with the transformed bacterium via a bait formulation. The bacteria replicate in the vector and export antipathogen molecules, resulting in interruption of disease transmission. Paratransgenesis offers a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to vector eradication using pesticides, which is limited by environmental toxicity, cost, and development of vector resistance.


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