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Figure 6

From: Modelling sterile insect technique to control the population of Anopheles gambiae

Figure 6

Possible explanation of why late female killing (LFK) methods are not as efficient in suppressing the wild-type population as late bisex killing (LBS) methods. In LFK methods, there are two avenues by which a wild-type mosquito can be generated (either through a wild-type mate or, with 50% probability, through a heterozygous mate). The wild-type generation through heterozygous mates can cause the wild population to persist in the environment. With EBS methods, wild-type mosquitoes are only generated with wild-type mates.

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