A Key Protein Is Discovered To Be Essential for Malaria Parasite Transmission to Mosquitos (2 of 2) (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption An Anopheles mosquito takes a blood meal through the skin. If this blood carries sexual-stage stage parasites, they will develop in the mosquito and be passed on to others who are bit by this mosquito days later. Credit US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Usage Restrictions The image credit must be published along with the image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.