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Research Article

Composition of Human Skin Microbiota Affects Attractiveness to Malaria Mosquitoes

  • Niels O. Verhulst mail,

    Niels.Verhulst@wur.nl

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Yu Tong Qiu,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Hans Beijleveld,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Chris Maliepaard,

    Affiliation: Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Dan Knights,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Stefan Schulz,

    Affiliation: Institut für Organische Chemie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Donna Berg-Lyons,

    Affiliation: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Christian L. Lauber,

    Affiliation: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Willem Verduijn,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Geert W. Haasnoot,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Roland Mumm,

    Affiliations: Business Unit Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Centre for BioSystems Genomics, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Harro J. Bouwmeester,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Frans H. J. Claas,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Marcel Dicke,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Joop J. A. van Loon,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Willem Takken,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Rob Knight,

    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Renate C. Smallegange

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: December 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028991

About the Authors

Niels O. Verhulst, Yu Tong Qiu, Hans Beijleveld, Marcel Dicke, Joop J. A. van Loon, Willem Takken, Renate C. Smallegange
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Hans Beijleveld
Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Chris Maliepaard
Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Dan Knights, Rob Knight
Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Stefan Schulz
Institut für Organische Chemie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Donna Berg-Lyons, Christian L. Lauber
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Willem Verduijn, Geert W. Haasnoot, Frans H. J. Claas
Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Roland Mumm
Business Unit Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Roland Mumm
Centre for BioSystems Genomics, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Harro J. Bouwmeester
Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Rob Knight
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Niels.Verhulst@wur.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NOV YTQ HB CM HJB JJAvL WT RCS. Performed the experiments: NOV YTQ HB DB-L CLL WV RCS. Analyzed the data: NOV YTQ HB CM DK SS DB-L CLL WV GWH RM FHJC RK RCS. Wrote the paper: NOV CM DK DB-L MD JJAvL WT RK RCS.