Behavioural and Electrophysiological Responses of Mosquito Vectors Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus to an Ethyl Ester: Ethyl 2-aminobenzoate

Behavioural and Electrophysiological Responses of Mosquito Vectors Aedes aegypti, Anopheles... Mosquito control using different methods remains an integral component of intervention programmes which aim to protect humans from various mosquito-borne diseases. The host seeking behaviour of mosquitoes is essentially guided by odorant receptor neurons housed in the antenna, maxillary palps and proboscis. The odorant receptor neurons are responsible for detecting chemical cues from hosts and also useful for developing sustainable mosquito-control strategies that exploit host-seeking behaviours. The present investigation evaluates host seeking behavioural responses of a novel, non-toxic and environment friendly repellent, ethyl 2-aminobenzoate against three known vector species of mosquitoes viz. Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus maintained in laboratory. The flight orientation of the test mosquitoes was studied using Y-tube olfactometer, whereas the antennae of adult female mosquitoes were used to investigate the effect of ethyl 2-aminobenzoate on the peripheral olfactory system using electroantennogram (EAG). The findings demonstrate that ethyl 2-aminobenzoate exhibited significant response in Y-tube olfactometer against all the three known vector species of mosquitoes. However, only Anopheles stephensi significantly elicited responses in EAG experiments, while the responses obtained for Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were not statistically significant. The results conclude that currently evaluated chemical ethyl 2-aminobenzoate has potential against some well established mosquito vector species and could be exploited to develop new and comparatively more effective anti-mosquito formulations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Insect Behavior Springer Journals

Behavioural and Electrophysiological Responses of Mosquito Vectors Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus to an Ethyl Ester: Ethyl 2-aminobenzoate

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Life Sciences; Entomology; Behavioral Sciences; Neurobiology; Agriculture; Animal Ecology; Evolutionary Biology
ISSN
0892-7553
eISSN
1572-8889
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10905-017-9614-4
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