Population suppression is an effective way for controlling insect pests and disease vectors, which cause significant damage to crop and spread contagious diseases to plants, animals and humans. Gene drive systems provide innovative opportunities for the insect pests population suppression by driving genes that impart fitness costs on populations of pests or disease vectors. Different gene-drive systems have been developed in insects and applied for their population suppression.
Asad, M., Liu, D., Chen, J., & Yang, G. (2022). Applications of gene drive systems for population suppression of insect pests. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1-10.