Feb 062014
 

Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell — a surprising finding that could one day help control disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers say.

According to the researchers, Mosquitoes use scent-detecting molecules known as odorant receptors in their antennae. These sensors help mosquitoes “sniff out” sources of blood as part of their sense of smell.

Researchers have discovered mosquitoes have these same molecules in their sperm.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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