DescriptionThis 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.
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).