A protein in mosquito eggshells could be the insects’ Achilles’ heel

New research on the bloodsuckers may one day help control their numbers

Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito

EGGCELENT  Scientists have discovered a protein necessary for some mosquito eggs, such as these being laid by a Culex quinquefasciatus female, to properly develop eggshells. 

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