Can Wolbachia help prevent the spread of malaria?

The Wellcome Trust

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This online article discusses international research aimed at developing malaria control strategies using genetically modified Wolbachia that would spread through mosquito populations and carry genes that make their mosquito hosts unable to transmit the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria. The article reviews the biology of Wolbachia, its effect on host reproduction, and genetic mechanisms of cytoplasmic incompatibility.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)