Cassidy NG Erdelyan

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Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) is an important long-range chemosensory cue used by blood-feeding female mosquitoes to find their hosts. The CO(2) receptor in Drosophila melanogaster was previously determined to be a heterodimer comprised of two gustatory receptor (Gr) proteins, DmGr21a and DmGr63a. In the mosquito Aedes aegypti, two putative orthologous genes,(More)
Mosquito-borne diseases threaten over half the world’s human population, making the need for environmentally-safe mosquito population control tools critical. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a biological control method that can reduce pest insect populations by releasing a large number of sterile males to compete with wild males for female mates to(More)
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