Mosquitoes and malaria

Brown, C.J.
July 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
Reports that biologists in Germany and the United States are looking at strains of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito that block transmission of malaria. Attempts to learn how and why they differ from A. gambiae mosquitoes that spread the disease; Reference to article in `Science' which revealed that the unusual strains destroy invading parasites through an immune reaction called melanotic encapsulation.


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