A quick and easy new method to detect Wolbachia bacteria in intact Aedes mosquitoes

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 14:31 in Biology & Nature

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control -- using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the mosquitoes' ability to transmit viral pathogens -- a whole lot easier and cheaper to implement and evaluate.

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