Larval behaviors after injection of non-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA).
Averaged responses of buffer, non-specific, and AgOr7 siRNA-injected larvae in the presence of 1.6 mg/ml yeast paste and a 10−3 v/v dilution of DEET. Larval movement (A), velocity (B), and resting time (C) behaviors of larvae in response to yeast paste and DEET. Knockdown of AgOr7 mRNA levels has no effect on the ability of larvae to respond to yeast paste yet evokes significant behavioral alterations in larval responses to DEET (p<0.01). Results are shown as means ± SE, n = 10.