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Interactions of insect pheromones and plant semiochemicals.
Different interactions between plant semiochemicals and insect pheromones are reviewed, paying attention to those that can result in the development of more efficient and reliable programs for pest control. Expand
Olfactory Responses of Plutella xylostella Natural Enemies to Host Pheromone, Larval Frass, and Green Leaf Cabbage Volatiles
Results indicate that the sex pheromone and larval frass volatiles from the diamondback moth, as well as volatile compounds from cabbage, may be used by these natural enemies to locate their diamondsback moth host. Expand
Behavioral responses of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, to green leaf volatiles of Brassica oleracea subsp. capitata.
The results indicate that the enhancement of the attraction of both males and females of the DBM to traps baited with pheromone blended with the relatively inexpensive and environmentally safe (Z)-3-hexenyl acetate may be important for future control strategies of the pest. Expand
Isolation and characterization of a lipoxygenase from Pseudomonas 42A2 responsible for the biotransformation of oleic acid into (S)-(E)-10-hydroxy-8-octadecenoic acid
The isolation of a new lipoxygenase-like (LOX-like) enzyme from Pseudomonas 42A2 and its characterization is described. The enzyme, located in the periplasm of the cell, which contained 0.55 mol ofExpand
Moths Behaving like Butterflies. Evolutionary Loss of Long Range Attractant Pheromones in Castniid Moths: A Paysandisia archon Model
Evidence for the first time in Lepidoptera is provided that females of a moth do not produce any pheromone to attract males, and that mate location is achieved only visually by patrolling males, which may release a phermone at short distance, putatively a mixture of Z,E-farnesal, E, E-fearful, and (E,Z)-2,13-octadecadienol. Expand
Biorational insecticides in pest management
A review article of the latest developments of the biorational approaches in pest management appeared in the literature from 1997 to date, paying particular attention to those practical approaches that are respectful to the environment. Expand
Precopulatory sexual interaction in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): Role of a pheromone derived from dietary alkaloids
It is proposed that in addition to signalling male presence to the female, hydroxydanaidal may provide the means whereby the female assesses the alkaloid content of the male and therefore his degree of chemical protectedness. Expand
Sex attractant of an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): A pulsed chemical signal
It is argued that such temporal patterning — which had not previously been demonstrated for an airborne chemical signal — can provide close-range orientation cues to the male moth as it seeks out the female. Expand
Responses of the olfactory receptor neurons of the corn stalk borer Sesamia nonagrioides to components of the pheromone blend and their inhibition by a trifluoromethyl ketone analogue of the main
The neuron responses to the pheromone compounds were significantly decreased in the presence of a constant stimulation with Z11-16:TFMK and the effect was reversible. Expand
Antagonism of pheromone response of Ostrinia nubilalis males and implications on behavior in the laboratory and in the field.
The antagonistic effect on the pheromone response and catabolism of male European corn borers by several trifluoromethyl ketones is reported to provide new important data for the putative utilization of these chemicals as new pest control agents. Expand