Special Issue "Vaccine on the Effective Management of Insect Vector Born Disease: An Implication for the Management of Vector and Diseases"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 419

Special Issue Editors

Department of Bioinformatics, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai 602105, India
Interests: medical entomology; insect pest management; mosquito vector control; biopesticides; insect‒plant interaction
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Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Excellence in Environmental Sciences, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkurichi 627 412, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: pest science; medical entomology; insect–plant interactions; bioactive compounds
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Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Interests: insect toxicology; insect pest management; biological control; RNAi technology; environmental toxicology; insect molecular biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mosquitoes are crucial vectors that can spread a large number of diseases, more than any other group of arthropods, and can affect a large number of people around the world through the transmission of harmful viruses that cause morbidity and mortality. Specifically, in tropical areas, malaria, yellow fever, dengue and filariasis, as well as many types of encephalitis viruses, are transmitted. Mosquitoes are the superlative disease-causing vector when compared to other species such as ticks and flies. Mosquito vectors play a role as a bridge for pathogens to pass from host animals to humans. Mosquito control, which is the most effective way to reduce mosquito borne-diseases, can be attained through biological control agents and insecticides.

Resistance to some insecticides has been linked to an increase in insecticide metabolism, such as the upregulation of detoxifying enzymes or enzyme structural changes that increase metabolic capacity. There should be a reliable selection of alternatives for mosquito control strategies. Bio-based pesticides, especially from microbes (peptides/strains) and plants (essential oils, crude extracts and secondary metabolites), can have a significant impact when managing arthropod vectors and are less toxic to the nontarget species.

Thus, the present theme of this Special Issue is focused on the search for novel natural products from plants/microbes for the effective management of mosquito-borne diseases.

Dr. Vasantha-Srinivasan Prabhakaran
Prof. Dr. Sengottayan Senthil-Nathan
Dr. Sengodan Karthi
Guest Editors

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  • mosquito vector
  • drugs
  • herbal extracts
  • microbial peptides
  • secondary metabolites
  • essential oils
  • crude extracts
  • mycotoxins
  • bioactive material
  • nontargets
  • arthropods
  • dengue vector
  • malarial vector
  • chemical pesticides
  • glutathione S-transferase
  • cytochrome P-450
  • carboxyl esterase
  • insect resistance
  • chemical characterization
  • novel bio-based drugs

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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