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Patrick Makoundou


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I am in charge of the management of the insectarium containing several lines of Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes resistant and sensitive to insecticides and infected by different strains of Wolbachia. I also participate in monitoring insecticide resistance in natural mosquito populations through field collections in France and abroad. I establish and implement genotyping protocols using molecular biology techniques and I carry out toxicological tests using biochemical methods.

Keywords :

Mosquitoes – Breeding – Genotyping – Insecticide resistance – Wolbachia

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.