A Swiss Army Knife to Cut Malaria Transmission

Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Nov 8;22(5):577-579. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.10.016.


The mosquito microbiota is known to naturally limit malaria transmission, acting directly on parasites and via effects on mosquito immunity and fitness. Using genetically modified bacteria and mosquitoes, two studies uncover new potential of this multipotent prospective tool to reduce disease transmission.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anopheles / parasitology
  • Culicidae*
  • Humans
  • Malaria / parasitology*
  • Prospective Studies