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New paper on mosquito olfactory rhythms in MDPI Insects

Today our paper on how the olfactory sensitivity and olfactory behavior of mosquitoes vary through the day, has been published in MDPI Insects.

This paper is the result of a team effort led by Diane Eilerts, graduate student in the lab, and undergraduate researchers: Morgen VanderGiessen, Kyera Broxton and Elizabeth Bose.


Electrophysiological recordings from the antennae of mosquitoes were used to quantify their olfactory sensitivity.

Our main findings are that the daily variation in olfactory sensitivity is odor specific in Aedes aegypti, and that rhythms in sensitivity do not fully explain the observed daily rhythms in olfactory behavior.

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