Vector control: Discovery of Wolbachia in malaria vectors

Curr Biol. 2021 Jun 7;31(11):R738-R740. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.038.


Wolbachia bacteria are being widely released for suppression of dengue transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Walker, Quek, Jeffries and colleagues present robust evidence for natural Wolbachia infections in malaria-vectoring Anopheles mosquitoes, paving the way for new Wolbachia-based interventions.