Mosiquito with white stripes and red abdomen on human skin
Mosquitoes Add Bacteria to Water to Help Larvae Grow: Preprint
Pregnant mosquito females deploy the microbe Elizabethkingia to speed larval growth; the larvae, in turn, help the bacteria outcompete other strains.
ABOVE: © iStock.com, LoveSilhouette
Mosquitoes Add Bacteria to Water to Help Larvae Grow: Preprint
Mosquitoes Add Bacteria to Water to Help Larvae Grow: Preprint

Pregnant mosquito females deploy the microbe Elizabethkingia to speed larval growth; the larvae, in turn, help the bacteria outcompete other strains.

Pregnant mosquito females deploy the microbe Elizabethkingia to speed larval growth; the larvae, in turn, help the bacteria outcompete other strains.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, LoveSilhouette

insect-borne disease

An Oxitec mosquito release box from the Florida Keys Friendly Mosquito Project
First US Field Test of GM Mosquitoes Begins in Florida
Christie Wilcox | May 4, 2021
After years of push back, the first batch of Oxitec’s engineered mosquitoes, designed to reduce population numbers, have been released in the Keys.
750 Million GM Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the Florida Keys
Lisa Winter | Aug 21, 2020
There have been no reports of health or environmental harm in other locations where genetically modified mosquitoes have been introduced over the last decade.