A tube containing bacteria-infected male mosquitoes. The mosquitoes bred by a Kentucky-based company are infected with the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria. When the lab-bred mosquitoes mate with wild female mosquitoes the offspring don’t survive adulthood. Beth Ranson AP
A tube containing bacteria-infected male mosquitoes. The mosquitoes bred by a Kentucky-based company are infected with the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria. When the lab-bred mosquitoes mate with wild female mosquitoes the offspring don’t survive adulthood. Beth Ranson AP

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