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UC-Davis Researchers Identify Dominant Chemical That Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans
October 26, 2009
Chemical ecologists in the Walter Leal lab at the University of California, Davis, have identified the dominant odor naturally produced in humans and birds that attracts the blood-feeding Culex mosquito, which transmits West Nile virus and other life-threatening diseases.
University of California, Davis
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