Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
RIOS-DELGADO, Silvany Mayoly et al. Behavioral response of Anopheles albimanus to volatile compounds collected inside houses from the south of Chiapas, Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.5, pp. 367-374. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of volatile compounds in homes on the behavioral response of Anopheles albimanus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in January 2006, in the village of Nueva Independencia village, Suchiate, Chiapas. Volatile compounds were collected inside homes and the extracts were tested on unfed females in a Y-olfactometer. Extracts were analyzed in a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system (GC-MS). RESULTS: Twenty eight extracts were obtained, twelve presented attraction and two repellency responses. GC-MS analyses of the extracts indicated variation in the volatile compound present in the extracts, but could not associated specific compounds with any particular effect. CONCLUSIONS: Within homes, volatiles presented attraction and repellency responses to An. albimanus. A definate pattern concerning the presence of a characteristic chemical compound and the observed response was not found.
Palabras llave : Anopheles albimanus; mosquitoes; behavioral attractants; malaria; Mexico.