The role of proboscis of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi in host-seeking behavior

@inproceedings{Maekawa2010TheRO,
  title={The role of proboscis of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi in host-seeking behavior},
  author={Emi Maekawa and Hiroka Aonuma and Bryce Nelson and Aya Yoshimura and Fumio Tokunaga and Shinya Fukumoto and Hirotaka Kanuka},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2010}
}
The proboscis is an essential head appendage in insects that processes gustatory code during food intake, particularly useful considering that blood-sucking arthropods routinely reach vessels under the host skin using this proboscis as a probe. Here, using an automated device able to quantify CO2-activated thermo (35°C)-sensing behavior of the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi, we uncovered that the protruding proboscis of mosquitoes contributes unexpectedly to host identification from a… CONTINUE READING
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