why is malaria transmitted by females?

Andrew Cockburn afc at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
Wed Jan 11 10:43:56 EST 1995


In article <roo-090195161824 at port38.annex3.net.ubc.ca>, roo at unixg.ubc.ca (Ru Tan) writes:
> 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.
> 
> -- 
> Ru Tan    ||   roo at unixg.ubc.ca
> ________________________________

Male mosquitoes don't bite.

Andrew Cockburn
USDA



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