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Research Article

Open Release of Male Mosquitoes Infected with a Wolbachia Biopesticide: Field Performance and Infection Containment

  • Linda O'Connor,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Catherine Plichart,

    Affiliation: Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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  • Ayo Cheong Sang,

    Affiliation: Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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  • Corey L. Brelsfoard,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Hervé C. Bossin,

    Affiliation: Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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  • Stephen L. Dobson mail

    sdobson@uky.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001797

About the Authors

Linda O'Connor, Corey L. Brelsfoard, Stephen L. Dobson
Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Catherine Plichart, Ayo Cheong Sang, Hervé C. Bossin
Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Corresponding Author

Email: sdobson@uky.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLD. Performed the experiments: SLD LOC CLB CP ACS. Analyzed the data: LOC SLD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLD CP. Wrote the paper: LOC SLD. Conceived and developed communication materials (project leaflet) which was distributed to the local population prior to the release trial: HCB.