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Olfaction in Mosquito-Host Interactions



Olfaction in Mosquito-Host Interactions

Gregory R. Bock (Editor), Gail Cardew (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51495-5 April 2008 342 Pages


This new work contains the first integrated discussion of the role of olfaction in mosquito-host interactions. It covers the practical applications of this knowledge in attempting to control malaria as a problem for world health. The volume begins with a general overview of mosquito life cycle styles and how odour-mediated host location fits into the repertoire of behaviours that a specific species may exhibit. Certain aspects of insect olfaction and its underlying physiological mechanisms are incorporated within the book.
Partial table of contents:

Vector Insects and Their Control (M. Lehane).

Genetics, Ecology and Behaviour of Anophelines (G. Gibson).

Odour Plumes and Odour-Mediated Flight in Insects (R. Cardé).

Selection of Biting Sites by Mosquitoes ( R. de Jong & B. Knols).

Structure and Function of Insect Olfactory Sensilla (R. Steinbrecht).

Sensory Aspects of Host Location in Mosquitoes (M. Bowen).

The Multiple Role of Pheromone-Binding Protein in Olfactory Transduction (G. Ziegelberger).

Synthesis and Future Challenges: The Response of Mosquitoes to Host Odours (W. Takken).