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Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Their Evolution and Roles in Drosophila Pheromonal Communication
  • J. Ferveur
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Behavior genetics
  • 1 May 2005
I review the recent literature on cuticular hydrocarbons (CHs) in Drosophila. First, the major structural features of CHs are examined in a variety of species with regard to phylogeny. The geneticExpand
Drosophila Cuticular Hydrocarbons Revisited: Mating Status Alters Cuticular Profiles
Most living organisms use pheromones for inter-individual communication. In Drosophila melanogaster flies, several pheromones perceived either by contact/at a short distance (cuticular hydrocarbons,Expand
An Inhibitory Sex Pheromone Tastes Bitter for Drosophila Males
Sexual behavior requires animals to distinguish between the sexes and to respond appropriately to each of them. In Drosophila melanogaster, as in many insects, cuticular hydrocarbons are thought toExpand
Genetic elimination of known pheromones reveals the fundamental chemical bases of mating and isolation in Drosophila.
Overexpression of the UAS-tra transgene in Drosophila melanogaster females led to the complete elimination of their cuticular pheromones. According to current models of Drosophila behavior, theseExpand
Simultaneous influence on male courtship of stimulatory and inhibitory pheromones produced by live sex-mosaic Drosophila melanogaster
  • J. Ferveur, G. Sureau
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 August 1996
Stable strains of Drosophila melanogaster flies producing mosaic sex-pheromones were created by manipulating the sex-determination gene transformer in different cellular patterns. Chromosomally maleExpand
Courtship behaviour of Drosophila melanogaster revisited
Nearly all studies of Drosophila melanogaster courtship have focused exclusively on male behaviour. Female precopulatory behaviour is often relegated to ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ mating, and how femaleExpand
Expression of a desaturase gene, desat1, in neural and nonneural tissues separately affects perception and emission of sex pheromones in Drosophila
Animals often use sex pheromones for mate choice and reproduction. As for other signals, the genetic control of the emission and perception of sex pheromones must be tightly coadapted, and yet weExpand
Volatile Drosophila Cuticular Pheromones Are Affected by Social but Not Sexual Experience
Recognition of conspecifics and mates is based on a variety of sensory cues that are specific to the species, sex and social status of each individual. The courtship and mating activity of DrosophilaExpand
Incipient speciation in Drosophila melanogaster involves chemical signals
The sensory and genetic bases of incipient speciation between strains of Drosophila melanogaster from Zimbabwe and those from elsewhere are unknown. We studied mating behaviour between eight strainsExpand
A single mutation alters production and discrimination of Drosophila sex pheromones
The evolution of communication is a fundamental biological problem. The genetic control of the signal and its reception must be tightly coadapted, especially in inter–individual sexual communication.Expand