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UF/IFAS study shows how diet affects lab-raised mosquitoes in medical studies


June 14, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blood, Entomology And Nematology, Experiments, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Mosquitoes, Stephanie Richards, Vector Ecology

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insect


February 2, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Biocontrols, Fungi, Keyhani, Mosquitoes, Nemat Keyhani, Pereira, PLoS One, Red Imported Fire Ants, Roberto Pereira

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