Understanding her sexual behavior in a mosquito could save the lives of millions

  1. Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease  

    The female Aedes aegypti mosquito, a carrier of the Zika disease and dengue and yellow fever mates only one time, on the wing and in only a few seconds, with one lucky male. She stores enough sperm from that single encounter to lay over 500 eggs.

    Understanding her sexual behavior could help prevent transmitting the deadly diseases she carries to millions of people yearly.

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