Using male mosquitoes to effectively sterilize females through a naturally occurring bacterium

15 julio 2014

A new company, created by scientists, uses a very unique approach to control a common pest that can carry dangerous diseases: using male mosquitoes to effectively sterilize females through a naturally occurring bacterium. «Most mosquito control companies use chemical pesticides which are sprayed out of trucks and planes, or maybe out of a backpack sprayer,» one of the scientists said. «By using a natural bacterium called Wolbachia and the mosquitoes’ innate ability to find mates, we are applying an approach which does not require chemicals.»
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