Date: 2 months ago   Category: Science

Scientists suppressed appetite of mosquitoes

Scientists from the USA found the mechanism of regulation of appetite of a female of a zheltolikhoradochny mosquito then they managed to reduce appetite of an insect. Full females go to lay eggs and do not look for livelihood for some time. Scientists fed mosquitoes with salt solution, sheep blood and artificial substitute – only the real blood and protein-rich substitute suited insects. After experts mixed some minerals with salt solution and blood, having found in a result several options of reduction of feeling of hunger at females. Reception by mosquitoes of agonists which activate the receptors reducing appetite led to the fact that mosquitoes within several days did not try to find food.

Mosquitoes are carriers of a set of diseases, including fever and Zika virus: restriction of their appetite will allow to lower number of infections and also to generally reduce population, writes the Cell magazine. Photo: VSE42.Ru to Share: appetite mosquitoes of a female reduction of the USA scientific