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How to wipe out mosquitoes and eradicate malaria? A mutant fungus may hold the answer

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A new species of toxin-producing fungus created by scientists could be used to kill mosquitoes and help in the fight against malaria, according to a research paper published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Chinese professor Fang Weiguo, a microbiologist with Zhejiang University and one of the authors of the paper, said extensive field experiments carried out in Africa had produced positive results.
Though the toxin, which is similar to those produced by spiders and scorpions, is deadly to…

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