A fungus weaponized with a spider toxin can kill malaria mosquitoes

In field trials, genetically engineered Metarhizium pingshaense reduced numbers of the insects

mosquito research

MOSQUITO WATCH  Entomologist Etienne Bilgo observes a mosquito breeding puddle inside a net-encased structure called the MosquitoSphere. Bilgo is part of a team that tested the ability of a genetically engineered fungus to kill mosquitoes that can spread malaria. 

Oliver Zida

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