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Re: Making Blood Sucking Deadly for Mosquitoes

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avatar Making Blood Sucking Deadly for Mosquitoes
July 19, 2011 04:29PM
ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) — Mosquitoes die soon after a blood meal if certain protein components are experimentally disrupted, a team of biochemists at the University of Arizona has discovered. The approach could be used as an additional strategy in the worldwide effort to curb mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, yellow fever and malaria. When the researchers blocked a cellular process known as vesicle transport, on which the mosquitoes rely to release digestive enzymes into the gut among other functions, it caused the affected animals to die within two days of blood feeding.

avatar Re: Making Blood Sucking Deadly for Mosquitoes
July 20, 2011 05:44AM
Not soon enough.
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