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Bacterial Viruses as Tool for Blocking Transmission of Malaria

Luiz Ozaki and Gail E. Christie of Virginia Commonwealth University in the U.S. will genetically engineer bacterial viruses to carry peptides that block the development of the malaria parasites, survive in the mosquito gut, and spread through vector populations. If successful, these bacteriophages could be used as "gene dissemination tools" for effective control of the malaria.

More information about Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria (Round 3)

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