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Fig. 8 | Malaria Journal

Fig. 8

From: Systematic identification of plausible pathways to potential harm via problem formulation for investigational releases of a population suppression gene drive to control the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae in West Africa

Fig. 8

Pathway 6 Biodiversity: Reduction in densities of valued species or ecosystem services could be caused by their increased consumption by a predator. This is considered in the context of reductions in population density of valued species. It is likely to be most relevant in the setting of the aquatic habitat where An. gambiae larvae and pupae may constitute more significant food resources for predators, decomposers and scavengers than adult mosquitoes in terrestrial habitats [75]

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