This study provides a simple and cost‐effective approach to improve the specificity of resistance allele's detection in multi‐resistant populations while reducing false positives frequently arising when comparing populations showing divergent genetic backgrounds.

11th September 2019 • comment

This study showed the up-regulation of several detoxification genes of multiple enzyme families associated with metabolic resistance, and the presence of the two kdr mutations, with the F1534C being fixed. Another suggested mechanism probably involved in the resistance phenotype is cuticle thickening, as several cuticle genes were found overexpressed. This study reinforces the importance of alternative control strategies to suppress Ae. aegypti population and thus reduce the likelihood of arbovirus transmission in the region.

24th July 2017 • comment