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Evolution of mosquito preference for humans linked to an odorant receptor

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We thank M. K. N. Lawniczak, K. J. Lee, M. N. Nitabach, and the Vosshall laboratory for discussion and comments on the manuscript; J. E. Brown and J. R. Powell for discussion and coordination of field collections; W. Takken for advice regarding many aspects of this work; J.-P. Mutebi, B. Miller, and A. Ponlawat for live specimens from Uganda and Thailand; D. Beck, K. Nygaard, K. Prakash, and L. Seeholzer for expert technical assistance. We also thank X. Chen for pre-publication access to a draft Ae. albopictus genome assembly, and J. Liesch for access to Orlando strain RNA-seq data. We received valuable advice on collecting and working with forest and domestic forms of Ae. aegypti from M. Trpis, J. L. Peterson, and P. Lounibos, and on the design and use of two-port olfactometers from U. Bernier and V. Sherman. This work was funded in part by a grant to R. Axel and L.B.V. from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative. This work was supported in part by the following National Institutes of Health grants: K99 award from NIDCD to C.S.M. (DC012069), an NIAID Vectorbase DBP subcontract to L.B.V. (HHSN272200900039C), and a CTSA award from NCATS (5UL1TR000043). R.I. received support from the Swedish Research Council and SLU: Insect Chemical Ecology and Evolution (IC-E3). L.B.V. is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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