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olfactory receptors

Is Anopheles gambiae attraction to floral and human skin-based odours and their combination modulated by previous blood meal experience?

September 2, 2020 - 11:49 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elison E. Kemibala, Agenor Mafra-Neto, Jesse Saroli, Rodrigo Silva, Anitha Philbert, Kija Ng’habi, Woodbridge A. Foster, Teun Dekker and Leonard E. G. Mboera
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:318, 1 September 2020

Mosquitoes use odours to find energy resources, blood hosts and oviposition sites. While these odour sources are normally spatio-temporally segregated in a mosquito’s life history, here this study explored to what extent a combination of flower- and human-mimicking synthetic volatiles would attract the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.)

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