Wolbachia Invades Anopheles stephensi Populations and Induces Refractoriness to Plasmodium Infection

@article{Bian2013WolbachiaIA,
  title={Wolbachia Invades Anopheles stephensi Populations and Induces Refractoriness to Plasmodium Infection},
  author={Guowu Bian and Deepak Joshi and Yuemei Dong and Peng Lu and Guoli Zhou and Xiaoling Pan and Yao Xu and George Dimopoulos and Zhiyong Xi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340},
  pages={748 - 751}
}
Infections Against Infection In the same way that infection with the bacteria Wolbachia spp. can make Aedes mosquitoes resistant to dengue virus, there have been hints that these bacteria can interfere with the reproduction of malaria parasites. Bian et al. (p. 748) established a heritable Wolbachia infection in anopheline mosquitoes, which simultaneously suppressed the reproduction of malaria parasites within the adult female mosquitoes. The results hold promise for developing the model into a… Expand
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