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Specialized cells tag sexual and species identity in Drosophila melanogaster
Social interactions depend on individuals recognizing each other, and in this context many organisms use chemical signals to indicate species and sex. Cuticular hydrocarbon signals are used byExpand
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Conserved Class of Queen Pheromones Stops Social Insect Workers from Reproducing
Long Live the Queen Eusociality is often considered to have arisen, at least in part, due to the inclusive fitness that workers gain through helping their queen sister to raise her offspring. VanExpand
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Identification of oviposition attractants for Culex quinquefasciatus from fermented Bermuda grass infusions.
Compounds which attract and stimulate oviposition by gravid Culex quinquefasciatus were isolated and identified from a fermented Bermuda grass infusion. The neutral portion of the ether extract ofExpand
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Polyene hydrocarbons and epoxides: a second major class of lepidopteran sex attractant pheromones.
  • J. Millar
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2000
Polyene hydrocarbons and epoxides are used as pheromone components and sex attractants by four macrolepidopteran families: the Geometridae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, and Lymantriidae. They constitute aExpand
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New controls investigated for vine mealybug
The vine mealybug is a newly invasive pest that has spread throughout California's extensive grape-growing regions. Researchers are investigating new control tools to be used in combination with orExpand
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Sequencing and characterizing odorant receptors of the cerambycid beetle Megacyllene caryae.
Odorant receptors (Ors) are a unique family of ligand-gated ion channels and the primary mechanism by which insects detect volatile chemicals. Here, we describe 57 putative Ors sequenced from anExpand
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Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of the Cerambycid Beetle Neoclytus acuminatus acuminatus
This is the first fully verified report of an aggregation pheromone produced by a cerambycid beetle species. Field bioassays with adultNeoclytus acuminatus acuminatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)Expand
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Field bioassays of cerambycid pheromones reveal widespread parsimony of pheromone structures, enhancement by host plant volatiles, and antagonism by components from heterospecifics
Recent research has revealed extensive pheromonal parsimony within the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with closely related species producing the same or very similar pheromone components. ThisExpand
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Sex and Aggregation-Sex Pheromones of Cerambycid Beetles: Basic Science and Practical Applications
Research since 2004 has shown that the use of volatile attractants and pheromones is widespread in the large beetle family Cerambycidae, with pheromones now identified from more than 100 species, andExpand
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Sex Pheromone of the Plant Bug Phytocoris californicus (Heteroptera: Miridae)
The sex attractant pheromone produced by adult females of the mirid bug Phytocoris californicus Knight has been identifed as a 2:1 blend of hexyl acetate and E 2-octenyl acetate. The pheromone isExpand
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