Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside
Caption: Photo shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito with blocked miR-275; this mosquito is incapable of digesting blood and removing fluids, which results in a dramatically enlarged abdomen.
Credit: Raikhel lab, UC Riverside.
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