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Why can't all species of mosquitoes transmit malaria?


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The malarial parasite attaches to cells by binding to certain proteins on the cells' membranes. Different species of mosquitoes each have different receptors without which the malarial parasite cannot reproduce.

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Assistant Director
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