Malaria: Mosquitoes bamboozled

Malaria: Mosquitoes bamboozled

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474040a

Authors: Mark Stopfer

Mosquitoes harbouring the malaria parasite follow pulses of carbon dioxide exhaled by their human prey to track them down. A novel set of chemicals can distract these insects by disrupting their sense of smell. See Letter p.87