Why Genes That Make Mosquitoes Glow Can Help Reduce Vector-Borne Disease

Genes that make mosquitoes glow under ultraviolet light help scientists measure the spread of transgenic mosquitoes after they’ve been released to suppress wild populations of vector mosquito species. A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology identifies a new promoter gene for turning on fluorescent protein production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Here, mosquito larvae, both possessing the fluorescent gene markers, are shown under UV light viewed through a green filter….

Source: Entomology Today

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