Female in an inquisition at a micro scale
“Female mosquito bites for blood” and risks her life to carry a new generation.
The mosquito, named OX5034, has been altered to produce female offspring that die in the larval stage, well before hatching and growing large enough to bite and spread disease. Only the female mosquito bites for blood, which she needs to mature her eggs. Males feed only on nectar, and are thus not a carrier for disease.750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys (1)
For a civilized human being (human stressing) of XXI century – all the universe is about disease, fear and stress. There was a time when huge dinosaurs were a potential threat. These days “potential threats” are visible only for privileged people in white clothes, but the fear is all around for everyone.
Who knows, maybe female mosquito is all about nectar, but she runs to the dangerous journey on behalf of a new generation, on behalf of the future
- 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys by Sandee LaMotte, CNN. Updated 1844 GMT (0244 HKT) August 20, 2020, read the article: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/19/health/gmo-mosquitoes-approved-florida-scn-wellness/index.html