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
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.