2006 - Biology

Year2006
CategoryBiology
DescriptionBart Knols of Wageningen Agricultural University, in Wageningen, the Netherlands; and of the National Institute for Medical Research, in Ifakara Centre, Tanzania, and of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna Austria and Ruurd de Jong of Wageningen Agricultural University and of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Italy for showing that the female malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae is attracted equally to the smell of limburger cheese and to the smell of human feet.
Reference"On Human Odour, Malaria Mosquitoes, and Limburger Cheese" Bart. G.J. Knols, The Lancet, vol. 348, November 9, 1996, p. 1322. ; “Behavioural and electrophysiological responses of the female malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) to Limburger cheese volatiles,” Bulletin of Entomological Research, B.G.J. Knols, J.J.A. van Loon, A. Cork, R.D. Robinson, et al., vol. 87, 1997, pp. 151-159. ; "Limburger Cheese as an Attractant for the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s." B.G,J. Knols and R. De Jong, Parasitology Today, yd. 12, no. 4, 1996, pp. 159-61. ; "Selection of Biting Sites on Man by Two Malaria Mosquito Species" R. De Jong and B.G.J. Knols, Experientia, vol. 51, 1995, pp. 80–84.
WinnersBart Knols
WinnersRuurd de Jong