Natural and engineered mosquito immunity
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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:40 doi:10.1186/jbiol143Published: 1 May 2009
A recent paper in BMC Microbiology shows how suppression of mosquito innate immunity against a virus that the mosquito can normally tolerate increases mosquito mortality. This is just one of several approaches that may soon bring genetics-based mosquito control methods from the laboratory into the field.