An innovative isotopic labelling strategy shows that malaria mosquitoes in the West-African Sahel region survive in dormancy over the prolonged dry season. These results have implications for efforts to suppress malaria transmission in Africa.
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Armbruster, P.A. Resolving malaria’s dry-season dilemma. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 1593–1594 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01832-w