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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL AND PROTECTION TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF MOSQUITOES AND FILTH FLIES

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Chemical analysis of human odor and other animal odors to identify kairomones and allomones of mosquitoes.

Author
item Bernier, Ulrich

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2007
Publication Date: April 5, 2007
Citation: Bernier, U.R. 2007. Chemical analysis of human odor and other animal odors to identify kairomones and allomones of mosquitoes. Abstracts of Submitted Papers, Posters, and Symposia Presentations of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the AMCA. p. 46

Technical Abstract: Semiochemicals emitted by hosts of mosquitoes seeking a blood meal can lead to the attraction or avoidance of a host. Examination of the odor profiles from different hosts can lead to the identification of candidate kairomones and allomones affecting mosquitoes. This presentation will cover the chemical methodology used to identify these compounds emanating from humans, chickens, and the giraffe. The discussion of these odors will be made in the context of how the odors are similar or differ, and how these may be signaling mosquito species with differing host preferences.

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