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Research Article

A Model Framework to Estimate Impact and Cost of Genetics-Based Sterile Insect Methods for Dengue Vector Control

  • Nina Alphey mail,

    nina.alphey@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Mathematical Ecology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxitec, Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Luke Alphey,

    Affiliations: Oxitec, Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Michael B. Bonsall

    Affiliation: Mathematical Ecology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025384
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Nina Alphey, Michael B. Bonsall
Mathematical Ecology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Nina Alphey, Luke Alphey
Oxitec, Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom
Luke Alphey
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: nina.alphey@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and they have the following potential conflicts: LA is an employee and NA was a collaborative DPhil/PhD student of Oxitec Limited, which therefore provided salary and other support for the research program. Those authors have shares or share options in Oxitec Ltd (LA) or an indirect interest therein (NA). Both Oxitec Ltd and the University of Oxford have one or more patents or patent applications related to the broader subject of this paper, i.e. the RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) technology. RIDL® is a registered trademark of Oxitec Ltd. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NA LA MBB. Performed the experiments: NA. Wrote the paper: NA LA MBB. Analyzed data/Model outputs: NA LA MBB.