Tuesday, November 7, 2017


The MosquitoMate project is to use Wolbachia pipientis bacterium as a tool against the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). The project plan to release the male mosquito carrying Wolbachia out to the wild to mate with wild female. Afterward, the fertilized eggs cannot hatch, because the paternal chromosomes do not form properly. The Wolbachia  bacterium is similar to pesticide that killed only mosquitoes and no other insects will get affected by this. With this tool, we can eliminate diseases transmit by mosquitoes like Zika, dengue, and Chikungunya. Many countries have been testing this project out in the developed countries with the lowest and affordable cost at $1 per person. The MosquitoMate will kill the majority of the mosquitoes population in the areas that its will be release.



1 comment:

  1. I agree this project is going to help save lot of people around the world. I read an article on these diseases a year ago and it talked about the places where these diseases are mostly affected. I hope South America has released this project because Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya have affected mostly in North and North East of South America, in China and India.. Thank you for letting us know about this, this Mosquito Mate will kill lot of mosquitoes around the world and save our population.