Contribution of fatty acids to olfactory host finding of female Aedes aegypti.

  title={Contribution of fatty acids to olfactory host finding of female Aedes aegypti.},
  author={Oliver J Bosch and Martin Geier and J{\"u}rgen Boeckh},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  volume={25 3},
Single carbon to 18 carbon n-aliphatic carboxylic acids were tested for their attractive effects on female Aedes aegypti in a Y-tube olfactometer. Each acid was tested over a wide range of concentrations together with L-(+)-lactic acid, the indispensable synergist for other attractive components emitted from human hosts. The attractiveness of lactic acid was significantly augmented when combined with fatty acids of chain length C(1)-C(3), C(5)-C(8) and C(13)-C(18), respectively. The addition of… CONTINUE READING

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