Gas Chromatography Helps Repel Insects

The BBC reports that British scientists have used gas chromatography to isolated natural chemicals that make some people smell unpleasant to mosquitoes. This discovery could potentially decrease the role of blood-sucking insects as disease carriers.

The BBC reports that British scientists have recently used gas chromatography to isolated the natural chemicals which make some people smell unpleasant to mosquitoes. This discovery could potentially decrease the role of blood-sucking insects as disease carriers.

The technique enabled the scientists to break down human odours into their individual chemical components. Then electroantennography allowed them to record the responses in the mosquito's antennae.

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