Research Topics

Gunter C Muller



  1. Mavridis K, Wipf N, Müller P, Traore M, Müller G, Vontas J. Detection and Monitoring of Insecticide Resistance Mutations in Anopheles gambiae: Individual vs Pooled Specimens. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..36⁻4.0%). It allowed the first detection of the super-kdr mutation N1575Y in An. gambiae from Mali. Using pools instead of individuals allows for more efficient resistance allele screening, facilitating IRM. ..
  2. Qualls W, Müller G, Traore S, Traore M, Arheart K, Doumbia S, et al. Indoor use of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) to effectively control malaria vectors in Mali, West Africa. Malar J. 2015;14:301 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrates that ATSB inside houses can achieve impressive malaria vector control in Africa. ..
  3. Müller G, Dryden M, Revay E, Kravchenko V, Broce A, Hampton K, et al. Understanding attraction stimuli of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, in non-chemical control methods. Med Vet Entomol. 2011;25:413-20 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the use of a green filter significantly increased trapping efficiency, whereas the addition of a heat source had no apparent effect. ..
  4. Zhu L, Qualls W, Marshall J, Arheart K, DeAngelis D, McManus J, et al. A spatial individual-based model predicting a great impact of copious sugar sources and resting sites on survival of Anopheles gambiae and malaria parasite transmission. Malar J. 2015;14:59 pubmed publisher
    ..Density and spatial distribution of natural sugar sources and outdoor resting sites modulate vector populations and human biting rates, and thus malaria parasite transmission. ..
  5. Revay E, Schlein Y, Tsabari O, Kravchenko V, Qualls W, De Xue R, et al. Formulation of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) with safe EPA-exempt substance significantly diminishes the Anopheles sergentii population in a desert oasis. Acta Trop. 2015;150:29-34 pubmed publisher
  6. Qualls W, Müller G, Khallaayoune K, Revay E, Zhioua E, Kravchenko V, et al. Control of sand flies with attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) and potential impact on non-target organisms in Morocco. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:87 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this field study demonstrate ATSB effectively controls both female and male sand flies regardless of competing sugar sources. Furthermore, ATSB applied to foliar vegetation and on bait stations has low non-target impact. ..
  7. Schlein Y, Müller G. Decrease of larval and subsequent adult Anopheles sergentii populations following feeding of adult mosquitoes from Bacillus sphaericus-containing attractive sugar baits. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:244 pubmed publisher
    ..The transfer of B. sphaericus via contaminated adult mosquito carriers may allow introduction of pathogens to breeding places which are dispersed, hard to find, or difficult to access. ..
  8. Speidel W, Hausmann A, Müller G, Kravchenko V, Mooser J, Witt T, et al. Taxonomy 2.0: Sequencing of old type specimens supports the description of two new species of the Lasiocampa decolorata group from Morocco (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae). Zootaxa. 2015;3999:401-12 pubmed publisher
    ..n. from the Anti Atlas and Lasiocampa editae SPEIDEL, MOOSER & WITT sp. n. from the High Atlas. ..
  9. Zhu L, Marshall J, Qualls W, Schlein Y, McManus J, Arheart K, et al. Modelling optimum use of attractive toxic sugar bait stations for effective malaria vector control in Africa. Malar J. 2015;14:492 pubmed publisher
    ..In resource-poor environments, all configurations worked similarly. Optimum numbers of bait stations should be adjusted according to seasonality when resource availability changes. ..

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  1. Müller G, Tsabari O, Traore M, Traore S, Doumbia S, Kravchenko V, et al. First record of Aedes albopictus in inland Africa along the River Niger in Bamako and Mopti, Mali. Acta Trop. 2016;162:245-247 pubmed publisher
    ..If correct, the distribution of Ae. albopictus is expected to extend to areas located upstream of the Niger River and its tributaries. ..
  2. Muller G, Junnila A, Traore M, Traore S, Doumbia S, Sissoko F, et al. The invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora enhances the malaria parasite transmission capacity of Anopheles mosquitoes: a habitat manipulation experiment. Malar J. 2017;16:237 pubmed publisher
    ..Proper management of invasive plants could potentially reduce mosquito populations and malaria transmission. ..
  3. Müller G, Junnila A, Traore M, Revay E, Traore S, Doumbia S, et al. A novel window entry/exit trap for the study of endophilic behavior of mosquitoes. Acta Trop. 2017;167:137-141 pubmed publisher
    ..Pyrethrum spray catches (PSC's) conducted inside the dwellings on the last day of the experiment yielded only six females and a single male. ..
  4. Scott J, Seeger K, Gibson Corrado J, Muller G, Xue R. Attractive Toxic Sugar Bait (ATSB) Mixed With Pyriproxyfen for Control of Larval Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Through Fecal Deposits of Adult Mosquitoes. J Med Entomol. 2017;54:236-238 pubmed publisher
    ..8, P?=?0.1592). This study demonstrates that pyriproxyfen can be fecally disseminated into water and control larvae through adult mosquito ingestion and excretion of pyriproxyfen in ASB. ..