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Symbiont-Mediated Control of River Blindness

John Jaenike of the University of Rochester in the U.S. will test the hypothesis that infecting blackflies with the bacteria Spiroplasma could impair the ability to transmit the parasite responsible for River Blindness,and also increase fertility of female flies that can pass along this beneficial bacteria to its offspring.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 4)

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