I am interested in studying the interaction between insects and microorganisms, namely between mosquitoes and the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia. The ultimate goal is to establish Wolbachia as a self-sustainable approach to control mosquito-borne diseases.
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2. Correia W, Varela I, Spencer H, Alves J, Duarte EH. Characterization of mosquito breeding sites in the Cape Verde islands with emphasis on major vectors. Int. J. Mosq. Res., v 2 (3):192-199, 2015.
3. Djenontin A, Alou LPA, Koffi A, Zogo B, Duarte E, NGuessan R, Moiroux N, Pennetier C. Insecticidal and sterilizing effect of Olyset Duo, a permethrin and pyriproxyfen mixture net against pyrethroid-susceptible and-resistant strains of Anopheles gambiae ss: a release-recapture assay in experimental huts. Parasite, v 22: 27-35, 2015.