Evaluation of carbohydrate sources in yeast-fermentation CO2 generators of mosquito surveillance

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Linthicum

Contemporary mosquito control employs various chemicals. This project intends to determine an ideal combination of sucrose (honey, molasses, or sugar) to serve as a mosquito trap in regions of the world that lack access to dry ice or carbon dioxide canisters. The researchers will assess the synergistic effect of aromatic volatiles and metabolites produced by yeast fermentation of honey, molasses, and sugar on outdoor trapping of wild and laboratory mosquitoes.

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