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T. Walker et al., 2011, Nature

This paper describes the successful transinfection of Ae. aegypti with the avirulent wMel strain of Wolbachia and its ability to spread into contained cage populations of mosquitoes. We also show that wMel and wMelPop-CLA strains block transmission of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) in A. aegypti, forming the basis of a practical approach to dengue suppression