publication . Article . Other literature type . 1968

L-Lactic Acid: A Mosquito Attractant Isolated from Humans

Acree, F.; Turner, R. B.; Gouck, H. K.; Beroza, M.; Smith, N.;
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  • Published: 27 Sep 1968 Journal: Science, volume 161, pages 1,346-1,347 (issn: 0036-8075, eissn: 1095-9203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Abstract
L-Lactic acid was the major component in material isolated from humans that was active as an attractant for female yellow fever mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti (L.). The L(+)-isomer was several times as attractive as the D-isomer. Good correlation was found between the attractiveness of an individual to mosquitoes and the quantity of lactic acid present in an acetone washing of his hand.
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Medical Subject Headings: fungieducationparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Yellow fever, medicine.disease, medicine, Lactic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Aedes aegypti, biology.organism_classification, biology, Food science, Virology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1968

L-Lactic Acid: A Mosquito Attractant Isolated from Humans

Acree, F.; Turner, R. B.; Gouck, H. K.; Beroza, M.; Smith, N.;