In this chapter, we will highlight recent progress in describing the current state of our understanding of the diverse array of sensory pathways across the family Culicidae. These will include both contact (gustatory) and volatile (olfactory)-based chemosensory systems as well as auditory, mechanosensory, thermosensory and visual modalities. We will discuss both the cellular and the molecular basis underlying these senses as well as how they control the lifecycle, behaviour and vectorial capacity of mosquitoes. We will discuss the impact of recent data derived from next-generation sequencing to our understanding of the evolution and function of these diverse sensory systems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Insect Science