In Partnership with the Autonomous University of Yucatan (Mexico), we inaugurated the Laboratory of Biological Control for Aedes aegypti (LCB). The facility has two main areas: office area with 138m2 and the mass-rearing area (Laboratory) with 237m2. The installed capacity allow to produce 3 million incompatible/sterile Ae. aegypti males per week. The facility include a Wolbaki multifunctional X-ray irradiator (WBK-P0002-B1), with capacity to sterilize millions of mosquitoes for SIT interventions.
We describe our project here:
Che-Mendoza A, Martin-Park A, Chávez-Trava JM, Contreras-Perera Y, Delfín-González H, González-Olvera G, Leirana-Alcocer J, Guillermo-May G, Chan-Espinoza D, Pavia-Ruz N, Méndez-Vales RE, Alcocer-Gamboa A, Correa-Morales F, Palacio-Vargas J, Zhang D, Vazquez-Prokopec GM, Xi Z, Manrique-Saide P. 2021. Abundance and Seasonality of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Two Suburban Localities of South Mexico, With Implications for Wolbachia (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae)-Carrying Male Releases for Population Suppression. J Med Entomol. Apr 2:tjab052