Funding for this research was provided by:
US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (Grant RO1 AI106998/Subaward Z047801)
Received: 4 December 2017
Accepted: 15 March 2018
First Online: 27 March 2018
: Ethical permissions were obtained through the Institutional Review of Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS) and Centre Muraz ethics committee (A012-2014/CE-CM). Prior authorization was granted from the Burkina Faso National Biosecurity Agency for sampling native fungi from rhizosphere of plants and mosquitoes (Ministerial Ordinance No. 2012-059/MRSI/SG/ANB). In addition, authorization was granted for importing and using both wild types and transgenic Metarhizium fungi for semi-field and lab work (Ministerial Ordinance No.2012-061/MRSI/SG/ANB). All bioassays with mosquitoes and non-target insects were carried out in strict accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the protocols followed the IRSS Animal Welfare Assurance A5926-01.
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