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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)