Malariais still a deadly infectious disease with each year estimated to have up to 219 million cases killing more than 400 thousand people worldwide. Researchers continue to look for ways to reduce disease rates, especially by controlling mosquitoes that become spreaders.

The latest news reported researchers from the University of Maryland and IRSS Burkina Farso conducted a trial with a genetically modified Metarhizium pingshaense fungus.

Metarhizium fungus can naturally infect malaria spread Anopheles mosquitoes. Now the Metarhizium mushroom that has been genetically engineered besides being able to infect mosquitoes can also produce spider poisons.

Malaria is still a deadly infectious disease, with each year estimated to have reached 219 million cases killing more than 400 thousand people worldwide. Researchers continue to look for ways to reduce disease rates, especially by controlling mosquitoes that become spreaders.

The latest news reported researchers from the University of Maryland and IRSS Burkina Farso conducted a trial with a genetically modified Metarhizium pingshaense fungus.

Metarhizium fungus can naturally infect malaria spread Anopheles mosquitoes. Now the Metarhizium mushroom that has been genetically engineered besides being able to infect mosquitoes can also produce spider poisons.

Reference

[1] https://health.detik.com/berita-detikhealth/d-4571960/jamur-penghasil-racun-laba-laba-efektif-bunuh-nyamuk-malaria

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