Synergistic ecological determinants of mosquito-borne virus emergence and transmission
Mosquito-borne viruses emergence and sustained transmission rely on specific biotic and abiotic ecological features that affect both hosts, virus and vectors. Several ecological determinants are known to modulate arbovirus emergence and transmission as climate conditions, abundant vector populations, vector competence, virus genotype and vector microbiome. Although there is extensive knowledge about the individual impact of these above mentioned ecological determinants, there is scant knowledge about their synergistic effect on mosquito-borne dynamics. In this project, we use preferentially the system (Aedes-Wolbachia-arbovirus-microbiome) to characterize the ecological determinants that drive mosquito-borne viruses dynamics in Brazil.
FAPERJ - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa no Rio de Janeiro
CNPq - Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico