Olfaction: Mosquitoes Love Your Acid Odors

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Mosquitoes use their sense of smell to find humans. A new study shows that the ionotropic receptor 8a (IR8a) plays a primary and non-redundant role in human host-seeking behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R282-R284
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 22 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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