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Mosquito-Killing Fungi May Join the Battle Against Malaria

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Science  10 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5728, pp. 1531-1533
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1531a

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In this issue of Science (pp. 1638 and 1641), two research groups report the results of lab experiments and field tests in Tanzania indicating that fungal spores can infect and kill adult Anopheles mosquitoes, the vectors of malaria parasites.