Physiology of Insect Behavior Grant uri icon



  • In most mosquito species, products from the male accessory gland prevent subsequent mating by the female. However, we have shown that these gland products have no effect on the mating behavior of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. This research will examine possible factors that control the mating behavior of Anopheles gambiae, focusing on the unusual sperm polymorphism in this species.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2009

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01271