Transgenic expression of Nix converts genetic females into males and allows automated sex sorting in Aedes albopictusC. Lutrat, R. P. Olmo, T. Baldet, J. Bouyer and E. Marois, bioRxiv, 2021.07.28.454191. 2021.
Aedes albopictus is a major vector of arboviruses. Better understanding of its sex determination is crucial for developing mosquito control tools, especially genetic sexing strains. In Aedes aegypti, Nix is the primary gene responsible for masculinization and Nix-expressing ...
Keywords: Aedes, albopictus, genetic biocontrol, genetic sexing, mosquitoes, Nix, sex determination, SIT, sterile insect technique