Genetically modified insect Current Affairs, GK & News
A Biotech firm in the United States, Oxitech, recently launched the most controversial field test of Genetically Modified mosquitos in Florida. What are these Genetically Modified Mosquitos? The Aedes aegypti mosquitos make up only 4% of total mosquito population in Florida. However, they are responsible for all diseases transmitted by mosquitos such as zika, chikungunya, ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Recently, the Researchers have reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood. The results could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases ..
Topics: Branches of biology • Genetically modified insect • Infectious diseases • Infertility • Insect control • Insects in culture • Malaria • Medical specialties • Mosquito • Oxitec • Parasitology • Sterile insect technique