Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 8

OECD Consensus Document of the Biology of Mosquito Aedes aegypti

Volume 8 of the Series contains the first biosafety ‘consensus document’ to deal with the biology of an insect, the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Issued by the OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, the science-based consensus documents collate information for use during the regulatory risk assessment of biotechnology products, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms) when intended for release in the environment. Ae. aegypti mosquito is vectoring yellow fever, dengue, Zika and Chikungunya diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. Biotechnological applications are developed to control the mosquito population and reduce virus transmission. The book provides information on Ae. aegypti taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, reproductive biology, genetics, ecology, interactions with other species and the environment. The mosquito effects on human and animal health, and the control strategies/specific programmes to limit its development are also summarised.

Published on June 23, 2018

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Introduction to the biosafety consensus documents
Biology of mosquito Aedes aegypti7 chapters available
Taxonomy, description and distribution of the mosquito Ae. aegypti
Reproductive biology of the mosquito Ae. aegypti
Genetics of the mosquito Ae. aegypti
Ecology of the mosquito Ae. aegypti
Control of the mosquito Ae. aegypti
Human and animal health affected by mosquitoes
List of OECD consensus documents on environmental safety assessment, 1996-2018
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