Blood-free diet for rearing malaria mosquito vectors

H Silveira (Inventor), J. Marques (Inventor)

Research output: PatentInternational PCT application


The present invention relates to blood-free-diets for malaria mosquito vectors that support ovarian development, egg maturation and fertility, as well as low progeny larval mortality, and normal development of offspring into adult mosquitoes. The formulated diets comprise supplements of physiological concentrations of several different human GPCR ligands and shown to be an effective artificial meal, free of blood that mimics a vertebrate blood meal and represents an important advance for the sustainability of Anopheles mosquito rearing in captivity. The present invention is in the domain of genetic engineering, parasitology, entomology medicine, pharmaceuticals and diagnose.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number WO2019198013
IPCC07K 14/72 2006.01,A01K 67/033 2006.01,A23K 50/90 2016.01
Priority date11/04/18
Filing date10/04/19
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019


  • Malaria
  • Mosquito
  • Vector-borne
  • Insectary


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