Scientist Unlocked New Clue Over zika Virus: New Update On Zika Virus Control
- Post By : Kumar Jeetendra
- Source: Cornell University
- Date: 12 Mar,2016
Researcher from University of Cornell recently uncovered new mystery over Zika Virus control. Researcher is now thinking genetic mating of mosquitos can provide positive concept to treat the Zika.
According to researchers genes passed on by Aedes mosquito during mating can affect which genes is switched on or off in females and include in blood feeding, egg development and even immune defense.
The researcher thought out that this process may also provide information on number of mosquito borne-infections i.e.: dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika virus.
The research study featured with previous finding of same concepts by Mariana Wolfner on how Drosophila females' gene expression, behavior and physiology are changed by mating, which also explains genes transfer in females during mating led to changes in gene expression in females and led females to increase egg production and immune defense. The concern research recently appears in Public Library of Science for Neglected Tropical Diseases.
According to Researcher, Laura Harrington co-author of this research,
"We have two main goals, "The first is to understand the basic biology of the mosquito mating system, and the second is to try to understand it in a way that we can develop novel strategies for controlling the mosquito. We are focusing on reproduction because we see it as the Achilles heel of the mosquito."
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Story Source: Cornell University
Catalina Alfonso-Parra, Yasir H. Ahmed-Braimah, Ethan C. Degner, Frank W. Avila, Susan M. Villarreal, Jeffrey A. Pleiss, Mariana F. Wolfner, Laura C. Harrington. Mating-Induced Transcriptome Changes in the Reproductive Tract of Female Aedes aegypti. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2016; 10 (2): e0004451 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004451