The suppressive potential of a gene drive in populations of invasive social wasps is currently limitedA. B. Meiborg, N. R. Faber, B. A. Taylor, B. A. Harpur and G. Gorjanc, bioRxiv, 2022.06.27.497711. 2022.
Social insects are very successful invasive species, and the continued increase of global trade and transportation has exacerbated this problem. The yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax (henceforth Asian hornet), is drastically expanding its range in Western Europe. ...
Keywords: Asian hornet, conservation, gene drive synthetic, invasive species, model, velutina, Vespa