TITLE

Bacteria put the bite on mosquitos

AUTHOR(S)
Hughes, S.
PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses mosquito control efforts in Maroua in northern Cameroon. WHO's Tropical Disease Research program backed first large-scale trial of `Bacillus sphaericus' whose spores contain toxin lethal to mosquito larvae; `Culex quinquefasciatus' an urban mosquito that cannot survive in savanna; In East Africa `Culex' transmits worms that cause filariasis, a debilitating parasitic disease.
ACCESSION #
9205041356

 

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