17 March 1989
Vol 243, Issue 4897

About The Cover

A pseudocolor photographically derived image of an Anopheles stephensi mosquito. This mosquito transmits Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest of the human malaria parasites. Malaria-infected red blood cells evade destruction by binding to a receptor on endothelial cells. See page 1469. [Original photograph provided by Edgar Rowton, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC 20307]