David W. Clarke's scientific contributions

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The range of the mosquito Aedes aegypti continues to expand, putting more than two billion people at risk of arboviral infection. The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been used to successfully combat agricultural pests at large scale, but not mosquitoes, mainly because of challenges with consistent production and distribution of high-quality male...

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... Firstly, the spread of virus-blocking Wolbachia strains through mosquito populations can reduce their competence for certain arboviral diseases [47]. Secondly, wild populations can be suppressed by releasing males carrying Wolbachia strains that cause CI, and therefore sterility, when mated with wild females [70,[112][113][114]. The former strategy, which is the focus of this review, aims for long-term replacement of wild populations with virus-blocking Wolbachia-carriers, while the latter attempts to achieve the local elimination of vector populations. ...
... Therefore, some Sterile Insect Technique programs are Wolbachia-based. The release of Wolbachia-infected insects could serve as a powerful tool for controlling pests like Drosophila suzukii [48], Aedes aegypti [49,50] and Aedes albopictus [51]. ...