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J Biol. 2009;8(4):40. doi: 10.1186/jbiol143. Epub 2009 May 1.

Natural and engineered mosquito immunity.

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  • Oxitec Ltd, Milton Park, Oxford, OX14 4RS, UK. luke.alphey@oxitec.com

Abstract

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.

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PMC2688914
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