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Optimization of Gene-driven Release Strategies for Culex quinquefasciatus Based on Ecological Models  

Yulin Zhou
Institute of Life Sciences, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
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Journal of Mosquito Research, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/jmr.2024.14.0004
Received: 21 Feb., 2024    Accepted: 02 Apr., 2024    Published: 13 Apr., 2024
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Zhou Y.L., 2024, Optimization of gene-driven release strategies for Culex quinquefasciatus based on ecological models, Journal of Mosquito Research, 14(1): 26-33 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2024.14.0004)


The aim of this study was to provide insight into the optimization of gene-driven release strategies for Culex quinquefasciatus. The important role of bearded mosquitoes in disease transmission was introduced and gene-driven release was explored as a potential mosquito control tool. This study clarifies the scope and objectives of the study and introduces ecological modeling as the theoretical basis for the optimization strategy, and discusses in depth the common applications of ecological modeling in biological studies and mosquito population dynamics studies. This study introduced the basic principles of gene-driven release in detail and reviewed the existing gene-driven release strategies, which provided the basic knowledge for the subsequent optimization studies. With regard to the possible challenges of gene-driven release strategies, special attention was paid to the uncertainty of population dynamics and the potential impact on genetic diversity, and the in-depth analysis of these challenges provided theoretical support for the development of optimization strategies and guidance for the practical application of the technique. The application of ecological models in gene-driven release is highlighted. Through these approaches, this study aims to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of gene-driven release strategies and provide a more scientific and feasible approach to mosquito control, emphasizing the key role of ecological models in optimizing gene-driven release strategies.

Culex quinquefasciatus; Gene-driven release; Ecological modeling; Population dynamics; Optimization strategies
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