Stop the biting: Targeting a mosquito's sense of smell

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Abstract

Mosquitoes are a great threat to human health. Fortunately, they have a weakness: they utilize their sense of smell to target a human host. Recent studies examine the effectiveness of protecting humans from attack by ablating or odorant targeting mosquito olfactory receptors. The results are both promising and alarming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)878-881
Number of pages4
JournalCell
Volume156
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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