Identification of neryl formate as the airborne aggregation pheromone for the American house dust mite and the European house dust mite (Acari: Epidermoptidae).

@article{Skelton2010IdentificationON,
  title={Identification of neryl formate as the airborne aggregation pheromone for the American house dust mite and the European house dust mite (Acari: Epidermoptidae).},
  author={Alexandra C H Skelton and Mary M. Cameron and John Anthony Pickett and Michael A Birkett},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={798-804}
}
The American house dust mite, Dermatophagoidesfarinae Hughes, and European house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Trouessart, are major pests of medical importance throughout the developed world, causing atopic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that the behavioral responses of house dust mites toward volatiles from food sources could be assessed using a Y-tube olfactometer assay. The current study used this Y-tube… CONTINUE READING
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