Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside
Caption: Warren MacDonald (left), Bart Bryant and Alexander Raikhel (seated) take a look at an image of a female Aedes aegypti mosquito whose gut has undigested blood. The researchers developed a method that deactivates a key microRNA in the mosquito; this miccroRNA is responsible for blood digestion and egg development.
Credit: UCR Strategic Communications.
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