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Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-borne Disease
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1. PERSPECTIVES ON THE STATE OF INSECT TRANSGENICS ............ 1 David A. O'Brochta and Alfred M. Handler Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 1 Transposon Vectors and Insect Transformation ............................................................... 2 Transformation Markers .................................................................................................... 4 Targeting and Stabilization ................................................................................................. 5 Random Transgene Insertion ............................................................................................. 5 Transgenic Strains for Biocontrol ...................................................................................... 8 Fluorescent Protein Genetic Markers ................................................................................ 8 Conditional Regulation for Sterility and Lethality .......................................................... 9 Paratransgenesis ................................................................................................................ 10 Viruses ............................................................................................................................... 10 Perspectives on TE Spread and Genetic Manipulation for Disease Vector Control ... 11 Broadening Our Perspective ............................................................................................. 12 2. ALPHAVIRUS TRANSDUCING SYSTEMS .............................................. 19 Brian D. Foy and Ken E. Olson Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 19 Alphaviruses....................................................................................................................... 20 ATS Construction .............................................................................................................. 22 Currently Used ATSs ......................................................................................................... 22 Alphavirus/Mosquito Interactions ................................................................................... 24 Gene Expression with ATSs .............................................................................................. 27 ATS s for Induction of RNA Interference ....................................................................... 27 Biosafety Considerations for Using ATS's ....................................................................... 29 Conclusion .......................................................................................................................... 30 3. PARATRANSGENESIS APPLIED FOR CONTROL OF TSETSE TRANSMITTED SLEEPING SICKNESS.................. 35 Serap Aksoy, Brian Weiss and Geoffrey Attardo Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 35 Symbiosis in Tsetse ............................................................................................................ 36 Symbiont-Host Interactions During Development ......................................................... 37 Tsetse's Reproductive Biology and Symbiont Transmission .......................................... 38 Biology of African Trypanosome Transmission in Tsetse .............................................. 38 Paratransgenic Gene Expression in Tsetse ......................................................................

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