Mosquito brains encode unique features of human odour to drive host seeking

Mosquito brains encode unique features of human odour to drive host seeking

Nature, Published online: 04 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41586-022-04675-4

Select chemical compounds enriched in human odour activate an olfactory glomerulus in the brain of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which strengthens host-seeking behaviour and helps explain their strong preference for biting humans.
Source: Nature