Modified bacteria could help stop spread of malaria

04/11/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Wolbachia bacteria that prevent mosquitoes from spreading malaria can be modified to increase the infected mosquitoes' resistance to pesticides, according to a study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The change could increase the prevalence of mosquitoes that can't transmit the malaria parasite to people, researchers said.

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