Genes and Odors Underlying the Recent Evolution of Mosquito Preference for Humans

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Abstract

Mosquito species that serve as vectors for malaria and other important human diseases have evolved a remarkable innate preference for human odor that helps them find and bite us. Here, Carolyn McBride reviews what is known about this important evolutionary adaptation, from its historical documentation to its chemical and molecular basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R41-R46
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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