Carlson Lab Identifies a Pheromone of Tsetse Flies.

photo of tsetse fly
February 21, 2023

The Carlson lab has identified a volatile pheromone emitted by the tsetse fly, a blood-sucking insect that spreads diseases in both humans and animals across much of sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery offers new insights into how the flies communicate with one another and could yield new methods for controlling their populations and the harmful diseases they carry.  

The work was published in the February 16 issue of Science.  

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