Nanoparticles prove effective against the yellow fever mosquito. Carbon black is fatal for its larvae in standing water, by Tatyana Woodall, Ohio State News, firstname.lastname@example.org. Recently published in the journal Insects, this new paper describes how mosquitoes have evolved a natural resistance to some chemical insecticides, and offers an alternative called carbon black, a type of carbon-based nanoparticles
Journal Article Authors: Peter Piermarini, Associate Professor of Entomology, Erick Martinez Rodriguez, a visiting scholar currently in the Ohio State Entomology Graduate program, Parker Evans, a previous PhD student in the Ohio State Translational Plant Sciences Graduate program, and Megha Kalsi, a previous postdoctoral researcher in entomology. This research was supported by Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Vaylenx LLC.