Identification of Olfactory Stimulants for Anopheles gambiae from Human Sweat Samples

  title={Identification of Olfactory Stimulants for Anopheles gambiae from Human Sweat Samples},
  author={J. Meijerink and M. Braks and A. A. Brack and W. Adam and T. Dekker and M. A. Posthumus and T. V. van Beek and J. V. van Loon},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  • J. Meijerink, M. Braks, +5 authors J. V. van Loon
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • The behavioral and electroantennogram (EAG) responses of female Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes to pooled samples of freshly collected human sweat and human sweat incubated for 42–52 hr were tested. No behavioral or EAG response was obtained to pooled fresh sweat samples, whereas incubated pooled sweat samples produced a behavioral as well as an EAG response. GC-MS analysis of the headspace composition of the fresh sweat revealed ethanol (15.1% of the total amount of volatiles trapped), acetic… CONTINUE READING
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