Pheromones of the housefly: A chemical and behavioural study

N Noorman

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    Houseflies (Musca domestica L.) often make themselves a nuisance in human and livestock habitations. Moreover, these flies may transmit over a hundred different pathogens. They can transmit intestinal worms or their eggs, and are potential vectors of pathogens of, for example, dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis. Organic materials and the relative high temperatures present in animal and human dwellings promote rapid development and allow the continuous presence of the flies. The main goal of the studies described in this thesis was to reveal the role that certain semiochemicals produced by M.domestica could play in environmentally friendly control of the flies... Zie: Summary.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Stavenga, Doekele, Supervisor
    • Koolhaas, Jacob, Supervisor
    Award date26-Jun-2001
    Place of Publication[S.l.]
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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