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Water vapour is a pre-oviposition attractant for the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, October 2013
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Title
Water vapour is a pre-oviposition attractant for the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto
Published in
Malaria Journal, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-365
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Authors

Michael N Okal, Benjamin Francis, Manuela Herrera-Varela, Ulrike Fillinger, Steven W Lindsay

Abstract

To date no semiochemicals affecting the pre-oviposition behaviour of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu lato have been described. Water vapour must be the major chemical signal emanating from a potential larval habitat, and although one might expect that gravid An. gambiae s.l. detect and respond to water vapour in their search for an aquatic habitat, this has never been experimentally confirmed for this species. This study aimed to investigate the role of relative humidity or water vapour as a general cue for inducing gravid An. gambiae sensu stricto to make orientated movements towards the source.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
India 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 80 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 27%
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 4 5%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 11%
Environmental Science 4 5%
Mathematics 3 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 4%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 9 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 October 2013.
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#2,302,956
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#45
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