Gregory Lanzaro

Gregory Lanzaro

Aug 20, 2014

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About This Project

Anopheles arabiensis is a major malaria mosquito in Africa. Some feed on humans, others on cows. Cow-feeders do not contribute to malaria transmission. We've found that a mosquito's genes can determine whether it prefers cows or humans - we're hoping to find the specific genes that promote a human appetite. Manipulating these genes could alter the number of mosquitoes biting people, reducing malaria transmission.
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