Olfaction: Mosquitoes Love Your Acid Odors

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Abstract

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
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2019

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

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Olfaction : Mosquitoes Love Your Acid Odors. / Potter, Christopher J.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 29, No. 8, 22.04.2019, p. R282-R284.

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