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ammonium transporter

NOT Open Access | Heterogeneous Expression of the Ammonium Transporter AgAmt in Chemosensory Appendages of the Malaria Vector, Anopheles gambiae

March 9, 2020 - 14:44 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Ye Z, Liu F, Sun H, Barker M, Pitts RJ, Zwiebel LJ
Reference: 
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 29 February 2020, 103360

Ammonia is one of the principal kairomones originating from human and other animal emanations and in that context, plays an essential role in the host-seeking behaviors of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Nevertheless, despite its importance in directing host-seeking, the mechanisms underlying ammonia detection in the mosquito olfactory system remains largely unknown.

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