Genetically modified mosquito's eyes

Genetically modified mosquito's eyes

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Caption: Genetically modified mosquito's eyes. Eyes of a mosquito (Anopheles stephensi), glowing red under ultraviolet light. The gene for DsRed, a red fluorescent protein, has been introduced into the mosquito genome from the coral Discosoma sp. Placing a gene from one organism into the genome of another is called transgenics. The red glow shows that the DsRed gene has been successfully introduced. This raises hopes that a gene could be introduced that would make the mosquitoes unable to carry the Plasmodium sp. protozoa that cause malaria, which would save millions of lives.

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