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A day in the life of a mosquito insectary team: pushing for solutions to mosquito-borne diseases

Robyn Raban and Omar Akbari describe a day in the life of the mosquito insectary team at the University of California, San Diego, outlining the procedures, goals, and types of systems they are engineering to control mosquito-transmitted diseases.

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Raban, R.R., Akbari, O.S. A day in the life of a mosquito insectary team: pushing for solutions to mosquito-borne diseases. Lab Anim 49, 241–243 (2020).

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