Combating mosquitoes without insecticides: a job for bacteria

mosquitoes

Summer: sun, holidays but also... mosquitoes! At the top of the list of the most annoying animals, the tiger mosquito has been tormenting Italian people for about 30 years. Since then, we have fought the stinging enemy with insecticides, lamps, sprays and coils, up to more sophisticated techniques such as genetic manipulation. Now researchers have recently discovered their weak point: tiger mosquitoes need a particular bacterium to reproduce.

Veterinary Immunotherapy and Translational Research

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