Wolbachia Current Affairs, GK & News
Apart from insects, it also infects spiders, mites, filarial nematodes etc. Thus for humans, Wlbachia is a parasite on parasites. This makes it very important for valuable applications in huamn health. At present, research is focussed on Wlbachia in control of Dengue, Elephantasis (caused by nematode). It is also known as Dengue blocking bacterium. The ..
Recently, the scientists in Australia have discovered an inexpensive and effectual way to avoid transmission of dengue fever. A simple bacterium called “Wolbachia” that only infects insects could prevent dengue in its tracks. Researchers infected mosquitoes, with bacterium that blocks development of the dengue virus. Resistant insects were then released and they successfully interbred with ..