why is malaria transmitted by females?

Ru Tan roo at unixg.ubc.ca
Mon Jan 9 18:18:24 EST 1995


Does anyone know why female (but not male) anopheline mosquitos are
implicated in malaria transmission? Do females bite more readily and if so,
why? or is the female gut more suited for plasmodia sexual reproduction.
Just curious.

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Ru Tan    ||   roo at unixg.ubc.ca
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