The Chemistry of Mosquito Sex Could be Key to Controlling Diseases

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:00 in Biology & Nature

Researchers at Cornell University have uncovered a chemical ballet between mosquitoes during sex. The study found that more than 100 proteins in male sperm permanently alter a female's tendencies to feed and mate - a possible key to controlling diseases such West Nile virus and dengue fever.

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