Watch a mosquito go from larva to adult

We’re talking about mosquitoes today at 11:15. Researchers are finding ways to genetically modify mosquitoes in hopes of stopping the spread of deadly disease. We’ll talk about what kind of implications that could have on the environment.

Is this video out of date? I am going to guess that our knowledge of basic mosquito biology hasn’t evolved much. But, in case it has, don’t use this as a source of information for your biology quiz.

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • Barb in Fargo

    We know GMO crops have horrid side effects, including destroying the honeybees. How will genetically modified mosquitos effect frogs, for example.

  • Tom in St. Paul

    Comment: mosquitoes are important pollinators of plants, including some of our Minnesota’s rare orchids.