Jérôme Albre

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Chemical signals are prevalent in sexual communication systems. Mate recognition has been extensively studied within the Lepidoptera, where the production and recognition of species-specific sex pheromone signals are typically the defining character. While the specific blend of compounds that makes up the sex pheromones of many species has been(More)
The evolution of mating systems in leafroller moths involves differential regulation of a desaturase gene that produces distinct sex pheromones. In the genus Planotortrix, female P. octo predominantly emits (Z)-8-tetradecenyl acetate due to the expression of desat5 in their pheromone glands, whereas female P. excessana produces a blend of (Z)-5- and(More)
Sexual communication in the Lepidoptera typically involves a female-produced sex pheromone that attracts males of the same species. The most common type of moth sex pheromone comprises individual or blends of fatty acyl derivatives that are synthesized by a specific enzymatic pathway in the female’s pheromone gland, often including a desaturation step. This(More)
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