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Modulation of odour-guided behaviour in mosquitoes

Hill, Sharon and Ignell, Rickard (2021). Modulation of odour-guided behaviour in mosquitoes. Cell and Tissue Research. 383 , 195-206
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Mosquitoes are emerging as model systems with which to study innate behaviours through neuroethology and functional genomics. Decades of work on these disease vectors have provided a solid behavioural framework describing the distinct repertoire of predominantly odour-mediated behaviours of female mosquitoes, and their dependence on life stage (intrinsic factors) and environmental cues (extrinsic factors). The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of how intrinsic factors, including adult maturation, age, nutritional status, and infection, affect the attraction to plants and feeding on plant fluids, host seeking, blood feeding, supplemental feeding behaviours, pre-oviposition behaviour, and oviposition in female mosquitoes. With the technological advancements in the recent two decades, we have gained a better understanding of which volatile organic compounds are used by mosquitoes to recognise and discriminate among various fitness-enhancing resources, and characterised their neural and molecular correlates. In this review, we present the state of the art of the peripheral olfactory system as described by the neural physiology, functional genomics, and genetics underlying the demonstrated changes in the behavioural repertoire in female mosquitoes. The review is meant as a summary introduction to the current conceptual thinking in the field.

Authors/Creators:Hill, Sharon and Ignell, Rickard
Title:Modulation of odour-guided behaviour in mosquitoes
Series Name/Journal:Cell and Tissue Research
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:195-206
Number of Pages:12
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
Keywords:Olfaction, Neuroethology, Plant seeking, Host seeking, Oviposition
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Web of Science (WoS)000610480000001
ID Code:22189
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Deposited On:12 Feb 2021 10:12
Metadata Last Modified:12 Feb 2021 10:21

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