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05.08.2020

Insect of the Month (August): Yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is one of the deadliest mosquitoes known to mankind. It transmits the pathogen that causes yellow fever, but it is also the vector of several other viruses, including the pathogen that causes dengue fever, a disease of epidemic proportions on many continents.

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08.07.2020

“Smart maize” summons bodyguards against stemborers

Scientists have discovered that certain “smart” maize varieties have the ability to defend themselves against stemborers by summoning natural enemies of the pest.

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02.07.2020

Insect of the Month (July): Brown ear tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus

Ticks are obligate blood‐sucking arthropods found throughout most regions of the world. They infest every class of terrestrial vertebrates. Ticks and tick-borne diseases cause economic losses in Africa of close to 2 billion USD.

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26.06.2020

A brief history of icipe@50

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

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