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Research Article

Novel, Meso-Substituted Cationic Porphyrin Molecule for Photo-Mediated Larval Control of the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti

  • Leonardo Lucantoni mail,

    Leonardo.lucantoni@unicam.it

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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  • Michela Magaraggia,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

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  • Giulio Lupidi,

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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  • Robert Kossivi Ouedraogo,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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  • Olimpia Coppellotti,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

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  • Fulvio Esposito,

    Affiliation: School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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  • Clara Fabris,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

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  • Giulio Jori,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

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  • Annette Habluetzel

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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  • Published: December 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001434

About the Authors

Leonardo Lucantoni, Giulio Lupidi, Annette Habluetzel
School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy
Michela Magaraggia, Olimpia Coppellotti, Clara Fabris, Giulio Jori
Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Fulvio Esposito
School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy
Robert Kossivi Ouedraogo
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Corresponding Author

Email: Leonardo.lucantoni@unicam.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LL MM OC GL GJ CF FE AH. Performed the experiments: LL MM GL RKO CF. Analyzed the data: LL MM OC GJ CF AH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OC AH. Wrote the paper: LL MM GL RKO OC GJ. Critically revised manuscript: FE AH.