Genetically modified insect Current Affairs, GK & News
First Genetically Modified Mosquitos
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
Topics: Florida • Genetically modified insect • Mosquitos • Oxitech
America: Open-air test on GM Mosquitoes in Florida Keys soon
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2011
Topics: Branches of biology • Genetically modified insect • Infertility • Insect control • Insects in culture • Malaria • Mosquito • Oxitec • Parasitology • Sterile insect technique