Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study: Technology could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains

Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study: Technology could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains

Researchers describe the first trial outside the laboratory of a transgenic approach to combating malaria. The study shows that a naturally occurring fungus engineered to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes safely reduced mosquito populations by more than 99% in a screen-enclosed, simulated village setting in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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