Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Exhibit Decreased Repellency by DEET following Previous Exposure

@inproceedings{Stanczyk2013AedesAM,
  title={Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Exhibit Decreased Repellency by DEET following Previous Exposure},
  author={Nina M. Stanczyk and John F. Y. Brookfield and Linda M. Field and James G. Logan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide) is one of the most widely used mosquito repellents. Although DEET has been shown to be extremely effective, recent studies have revealed that certain individual insects are unaffected by its presence. A genetic basis for this has been shown in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, but, for the triatomine bug, Rhodnius prolixus, a decrease in response to DEET occurred shortly after previous exposure, indicating that non-genetic factors… CONTINUE READING

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