Why humans are attractive to malaria mosquitoes

R.C. Smallegange, Y.T. Qiu, A.M.S. Galimard, M.A. Posthumus, T.A. van Beek, J.A. van Loon, W. Takken

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic


Malaria mosquitoes use host odours to find their blood sources, but little is known about the semiochemicals that mediate this behaviour. A combined study is undertaken to identify the volatile human-specific compounds that are used in the host-seeking behaviour of the females of Anopheles gambiae
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
JournalEntomologische Berichten
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • malaria
  • anopheles gambiae
  • animal behaviour
  • odours

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