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Open Access | Cultured skin microbiota attracts malaria mosquitoes

December 23, 2009 - 21:35 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Niels O Verhulst, Hans Beijleveld, Bart GJ Knols, Willem Takken, Gosse Schraa, Harro J Bouwmeester, Renate C Smallegange
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:302 (17 December 2009)

A study is presented in which the production and constituency of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by human skin microbiota is examined and the behavioural responses of An. gambiae to VOCs from skin microbiota are investigated.

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