Evolution of mosquito preference for humans linked to an odorant receptor

@inproceedings{McBride2014EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of mosquito preference for humans linked to an odorant receptor},
  author={Carolyn Sarah McBride and Felix Baier and Aman B. Omondi and Sarabeth A. Spitzer and Joel Lutomiah and Rosemary C. Sang and Rickard Ignell and Leslie B. Vosshall},
  booktitle={Nature},
  year={2014}
}
Female mosquitoes are major vectors of human disease and the most dangerous are those that preferentially bite humans. A ‘domestic’ form of the mosquito Aedes aegypti has evolved to specialize in biting humans and is the main worldwide vector of dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya viruses. The domestic form coexists with an ancestral, ‘forest’ form that prefers to bite non-human animals and is found along the coast of Kenya. We collected the two forms, established laboratory colonies, and… CONTINUE READING
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