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Potential Effects of Rhodococcus erythropolis on Other Insects in Mosquito Control  

Yi Xu , Ying Lin
Institute of Life Sciences, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, 310005, China
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Journal of Mosquito Research, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/jmr.2024.14.0006
Received: 28 Feb., 2024    Accepted: 05 Apr., 2024    Published: 15 Apr., 2024
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Lin Y., and Xu Y., 2024, Potential effects of Rhodococcus erythropolis on other insects in mosquito control, Journal of Mosquito Research, 14(1): 49-60 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2024.14.0006)


 This study examines the potential impacts of Rhodococcus erythropolis as a biological control method on other insects when controlling mosquitoes. Rhodococcus erythropolis is a common soil bacterium that has been extensively studied as a biological control method for mosquito populations. The application of Rhodococcus erythropolis may affect non-target insects, which raises concerns about its potential ecological impacts. In this study, we systematically assessed the impacts of Rhodococcus erythropolis on non-target insects from an ecological perspective, including the rationale for selecting non-target insects for experiments, data collection and analysis methods, and ecosystem-level impacts. Through case studies and ecological risk assessments, this study provides recommendations and strategies on how to effectively apply Rhodococcus erythropolis to control mosquitoes while protecting other insects, in order to reduce the ecological risks that Rhodococcus may pose in mosquito control, while increasing the efficiency and sustainability of its application. This study provides useful guidance for future research and applications in the field of biological control.

Rhodococcus erythropolis; Biological control; Mosquito control; Non target insects; Ecological impact
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