Olfactory disruption: Toward controlling important insect vectors of disease

Jackson T. Sparks, Jonathan D. Bohbot, Joseph C. Dickens*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Chemical repellents are used to decrease contacts between insect disease vectors and their hosts, thus reducing the probability of disease transmission. The molecular mechanisms by which repellents have their effects are poorly understood and remain a controversial topic. Here, we present recent results of studies aimed at a more thorough understanding of the mode of action of repellents and discuss the implications of these findings for future research and development of novel or improved repellents.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProgress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages81-108
Number of pages28
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProgress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
Volume130
ISSN (Print)1877-1173
ISSN (Electronic)1878-0814

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