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UC Davis Team: Mosquito Odorant Receptors Are Sensitive to Floral Compunds

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

It's well known that female mosquitoes possess a highly developed sense of smell. They manage to find us, don't they? Even when we're doing our best...

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)
Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito (CDC Photo)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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UC Davis Chemical Ecologist Walter Leal Says We're Like Bolas Spiders: Here's Why!

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal characterizes the work in his lab as "like bolas spiders." What are bolas spiders? Well, they're also known...

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)
Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

Walter Leal Selected to Give ESA Founders' Memorial Award Lecture

Walter Leal, UC Davis distinguished professor, has been selected to deliver the ESA Founders' Memorial Award Lecture on Nov. 19 in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Breaking news and a well-deserved honor: Insect chemical ecologist Walter Leal, a distinguished professor at the University of California Davis,...

Walter Leal, UC Davis distinguished professor, has been selected to deliver the ESA Founders' Memorial Award Lecture on Nov. 19 in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walter Leal, UC Davis distinguished professor, has been selected to deliver the ESA Founders' Memorial Award Lecture on Nov. 19 in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walter Leal, UC Davis distinguished professor, has been selected to deliver the ESA Founders' Memorial Award Lecture on Nov. 19 in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect chemical ecologist Thomas Eiser(1929-2011), is widely known as
Insect chemical ecologist Thomas Eiser(1929-2011), is widely known as "the father of chemical ecology."

Insect chemical ecologist Thomas Eiser(1929-2011), is widely known as "the father of chemical ecology."

UC Davis Scientists Heading to Entomology Conference in Brazil

Spotted wing drosophila on a raspberry. Both Frank Zalom and Joanna Chiu of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, research collaborators, will speak on this pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three faculty members from the University of California, Davis, will be among those sharing the "people" spotlight at the joint meeting of...

Spotted wing drosophila on a raspberry. Both Frank Zalom and Joanna Chiu of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, research collaborators, will speak on this pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted wing drosophila on a raspberry. Both Frank Zalom and Joanna Chiu of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, research collaborators, will speak on this pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted wing drosophila on a raspberry. Both Frank Zalom and Joanna Chiu of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty, research collaborators, will speak on this pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Targeting the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian Citrus Psyllid Team:  Scientists in the front row (from left) are Tatiana Mulinari, Rodrigo Magnani, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Walter Leal, Marcelo Miranda, Victoria Esperanca, Odimar Zanardi, and Rejane Luvizotto. The three scientists in back are Haroldo X. L. Volpe (white shirt) Renato de Freitas and  Rômulo Carvalho.

A major citrus pest may experience a “Bah, Humbug!” kind of year. If all goes as planned, UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal's...

The Asian Citrus Psyllid Team:  Scientists in the front row (from left) are Tatiana Mulinari, Rodrigo Magnani, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Walter Leal, Marcelo Miranda, Victoria Esperanca, Odimar Zanardi, and Rejane Luvizotto. The three scientists in back are Haroldo X. L. Volpe (white shirt) Renato de Freitas and  Rômulo Carvalho.
The Asian Citrus Psyllid Team: Scientists in the front row (from left) are Tatiana Mulinari, Rodrigo Magnani, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Walter Leal, Marcelo Miranda, Victoria Esperanca, Odimar Zanardi, and Rejane Luvizotto. The three scientists in back are Haroldo X. L. Volpe (white shirt) Renato de Freitas and Rômulo Carvalho.

The Asian Citrus Psyllid Team: Scientists in the front row (from left) are Tatiana Mulinari, Rodrigo Magnani, Antonio Juliano Ayres, Walter Leal, Marcelo Miranda, Victoria Esperanca, Odimar Zanardi, and Rejane Luvizotto. The three scientists in back are Haroldo X. L. Volpe (white shirt) Renato de Freitas and Rômulo Carvalho.

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