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    Genetic make-up of arthropod vectors (2015)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autor
    Nijhof, Ard (WE 13)
    Quelle
    Revue scientifique et technique; 34(1) — S. 113–122
    ISSN: 0253-1933
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Kontakt
    Institut für Parasitologie und Tropenveterinärmedizin

    Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13
    Gebäude 35, 22, 23
    14163 Berlin
    Tel.+49 30 838 62310 Fax.+49 30 838 62323
    email:parasitologie@vetmed.fu-berlin.de

    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    A better understanding of the molecular aspects of arthropod vector biology and the processes that determine pathogen transmission can lead to the development of novel or improved control methods for vectors and vector-borne diseases. The 'omics' era provides unprecedented opportunities to explore these aspects of vectors and the diseases which they transmit. This review aims to summarise recent developments in the field of vector genomics and to provide basic insight into the application of functional genetic tools such as RNA interference, RNA sequencing and genetic transformation in vector control development.