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Sense the moist and feel the heat: mosquito host and oviposition site detection


Verhulst, Niels O; Mathis, Alexander (2023). Sense the moist and feel the heat: mosquito host and oviposition site detection. Trends in Parasitology, 39(5):323-324.

Abstract

Laursen et al. identified coreceptor Ir93a that is required for humidity and thermal sensing in the mosquito species Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti. Behavioural studies with mutant mosquitoes with disrupted Ir93a revealed that they were less attracted to a blood meal source and oviposition site at close distance.

Abstract

Laursen et al. identified coreceptor Ir93a that is required for humidity and thermal sensing in the mosquito species Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti. Behavioural studies with mutant mosquitoes with disrupted Ir93a revealed that they were less attracted to a blood meal source and oviposition site at close distance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinärwissenschaftliches Institut > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Parasitology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
600 Technology
570 Life sciences; biology
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Parasitology
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Uncontrolled Keywords:Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
Language:English
Date:1 May 2023
Deposited On:17 Feb 2024 18:00
Last Modified:30 Jun 2024 03:31
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1471-4922
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2023.03.001
PubMed ID:36907688