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, 25 (18), R793-5

Multi-Cue Integration: How Female Mosquitoes Locate a Human Host

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Multi-Cue Integration: How Female Mosquitoes Locate a Human Host

Ring T Cardé. Curr Biol.

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To reproduce, the female yellow fever mosquito has to find a human host. There are many potential cues available to guide such navigation: exhaled carbon dioxide, a plethora of skin odors, the host's visual and heat signatures and, close by, moisture. Recent work is shedding new light on how these are integrated by the mosquito in targeting a human host.

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