Odor-mediated host preferences of West African mosquitoes, with particular reference to malaria vectors.

@article{Costantini1998OdormediatedHP,
  title={Odor-mediated host preferences of West African mosquitoes, with particular reference to malaria vectors.},
  author={Carlo Costantini and N. F. Sagnon and Alessandra della Torre and M. L. Diallo and John E Brady and G. Gibson and Mario Coluzzi},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={56-63}
}
The role of odors in mosquito host preferences was studied in a village near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Two odor-baited entry-traps were put beside one another and a choice of host odor-laden air was blown out of them. Odors of a human and a calf (of similar mass) were drawn from two tents in which each was separately concealed. Allowances were made for trap position, differences in human-subject attractiveness, CO2 levels, and trap contamination with alternative host odors. Choices for the… CONTINUE READING
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