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Development and Field Evaluation of a Synthetic Mosquito Lure That Is More Attractive than Humans

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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3 blogs
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1 patent
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Development and Field Evaluation of a Synthetic Mosquito Lure That Is More Attractive than Humans
Published in
PLOS ONE, January 2010
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0008951
Pubmed ID
Authors

Fredros O. Okumu, Gerry F. Killeen, Sheila Ogoma, Lubandwa Biswaro, Renate C. Smallegange, Edgar Mbeyela, Emmanuel Titus, Cristina Munk, Hassan Ngonyani, Willem Takken, Hassan Mshinda, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, Sarah J. Moore

Abstract

Disease transmitting mosquitoes locate humans and other blood hosts by identifying their characteristic odor profiles. Using their olfactory organs, the mosquitoes detect compounds present in human breath, sweat and skins, and use these as cues to locate and obtain blood from the humans. These odor compounds can be synthesized in vitro, then formulated to mimic humans. While some synthetic mosquito lures already exist, evidence supporting their utility is limited to laboratory settings, where long-range stimuli cannot be investigated.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 216 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
South Africa 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 207 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 55 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 22%
Student > Master 40 19%
Student > Bachelor 20 9%
Other 12 6%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 17 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 105 49%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 11%
Environmental Science 21 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 5%
Engineering 7 3%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 19 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 March 2021.
All research outputs
#1,065,878
of 18,863,398 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#15,260
of 170,932 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,396
of 167,922 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#361
of 4,487 outputs
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