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UC Davis Team: Mosquito Odorant Receptors Are Sensitive to Floral Compunds

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

It's well known that female mosquitoes possess a highly developed sense of smell. They manage to find us, don't they? Even when we're doing our best to try to avoid them! It's not so well-known that mosquitoes, both male and female, frequent plants to...

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)
Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Unraveling the Mystery of DEET

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu;  postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

You spray DEET on your arms, and those pesky mosquitoes leave you alone. It works. However,  not everyone wants to use DEET, a synthetic insect repellent. There's that smell, for one thing. "Properties that people do not like in addition to the...

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu;  postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)
UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu; postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

UC Davis scientists in the Walter Leal lab have discovered the odorant receptor in the Culex mosquito that repels DEET. From left are project scientist Pingxi Xu; postdoctoral scholar Young-Moo Choo; AgChem graduate student Alyssa De La Rosa; and Professor Leal. (Photo credit: Academic Technology Services/Mediaworks)

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM
 
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