Mexico City – Scientists from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) have created a bioinseticide capable of disrupting the development of the insect vector (Aedes aegypti) to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.
The researcher at the Center for Genomic Biotechnology (CBG), Erick de Luna Santillana, said that "it will be a potential tool for the control of vector mosquitoes and also favorable to the environment."
With this bioinsecticide, it would be possible to reduce the transmission rates of viruses that cause public health problems such as dengue, chikungunya and zika in the world.
In an IPN statement, Erick de Luna explained that they focused on 10 candidate genes of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and identified two genes with potential effect for vector control, preventing the production of both insect development from being blocked.
The larval control was carried out in a biological station.