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How likely is Anopheles hybridization and introgression?

May 12 at 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Speaker: Nora Besansky, Ph.D. Notre Dame University

This is the first of two speakers addressing the Theme of Hybridization and gene flow among African Anopheles species on May 12, 20, 21.

This webinar is part of a series entitled:

Ecological Relationships of Mosquito Disease Vectors: Anticipating Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Technologies.  

An often-raised concern for the development of genetically modified mosquito technologies is the limitation of our understanding of mosquito ecology.

This series of webinars will explore mosquito ecology with an emphasis on interspecific interactions.

The speakers will describe methods by which potential interactions that may impact human or animal health and the environment can be examined in the context of case-by-case risk assessment and safety testing.
During each of the 5 meetings 2 speakers will present on related topics followed by a question and answer period.

These webinars will provide valuable information for those considering issues of risk associated with population-suppression and -modification forms of vector control such as gene drive.

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