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Human Sweat Components Attractive to Mosquitoes

Naturevolume 207pages661662 (1965) | Download Citation

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WHETHER human sweat is attractive to mosquitoes is a controversial problem. Hewlett1, Rudolfs2 and Rahm3 concluded that human sweat was not attractive; however, Parker4 and Brown5,6 found the contrary. Recently, Brown7,8 reported that lysine and alanine are attractive to Aedes aegypti (L.).

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    Howlett, F. M., Parasitol., 2, 479 (1910).

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    Rudolfs, W., New Jersey Agric. Exp. Stat. Bull., 367, 1 (1922).

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    Rahm, U., Acta Trop., 14 (3), 208 (1957).

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    Parker, A. H., Bull. Entomol. Res., 39, 387 (1948).

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    Brown, A. W. A., Bull. Entomol. Res., 42, 575 (1951).

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    Brown, A. W. A., Proc. Tenth Intern. Congr. Entomol., 3, 757 (1958).

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    Brown, A. W. A., J. Econ. Entomol., 54, 317 (1961).

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    Brown, A. W. A., Bull. Entomol. Res., 54, 675 (1964).

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    Willis, E. R., J. Econ. Entomol., 40, No. 6, 770 (1947).

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  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California

    • W. A. SKINNER
    •  & H. TONG
  2. Division of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco

    • T. PEARSON
    • , W. STRAUSS
    •  & H. MAIBACH

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