Soap application alters mosquito-host interactions

Published: 3 March 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/pdd3f2py8d.2
Morgen VanderGiessen, Anaïs Tallon, Chloé Lahondère, Clement Vinauger


Experiments were conducted to characterize the effect of soap application by human hosts on the behavioral response of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Behavioral assays were performed using adult females of the Rockefeller strain (MR-734, MR4, ATCC®, Manassas, VA, USA) of Aedes aegypti. Body odor collections were performed according to procedures approved by Virginia Tech IRB protocol # 20-037. The raw data is stored in the enclosed Excel files, and the analysis steps are saved in the enclosed R scripts.



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Biochemistry


Entomology, Chemical Ecology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Vector Borne Disease, Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Ethology