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Functional consequences of sequence variation in the pheromone biosynthetic gene pgFAR for Ostrinia moths
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The reduction step is identified as a potential source of variation in pheromone signals in the moth genus Ostrinia and it is suggested that selection acting on particular mutations provides a mechanism allowing phersomone reductases to evolve new functional properties that may contribute to variation in the composition of phermone signals. Expand
Present or Past Herbivory: A Screening of Volatiles Released from Brassica rapa Under Caterpillar Attacks as Attractants for the Solitary Parasitoid, Cotesia vestalis
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Results suggest that nitrile and sulfide compounds temporarily released from plants under attack by host larvae are potentially more effective attractants for this parasitoid than other VOCs that are continuously released by host-damaged plants. Expand
Identification of a sex pheromone component of the Japanese mealybug, Planococcus kraunhiae (Kuwana)
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A sex pheromone component of the Japanese mealybug, Planococcus kraunhiae, was isolated and identified and showed attraction activity to adult males of P. kraUNhiae in the field. Expand
Variation in Courtship Ultrasounds of Three Ostrinia Moths with Different Sex Pheromones
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The results suggest that concordant evolution in sexual signals such as courtship ultrasounds and sex pheromones occurs in moths, and that ultrasound and phersomone communications have diverged concordantly. Expand
Synthesis and Characterization of 2,13- and 3,13-Octadecadienals for the Identification of the Sex Pheromone Secreted by a Clearwing Moth
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A pheromone extract of a sesiid moth was examined and it was confirmed that the octadecadienal tentatively identified by a previous GC-MS analysis did indeed have the 2E,13Z configuration, and field evaluation of four synthetic geometric isomers of the 2,13-dienal revealed specific attraction to a lure with the (2E, 13Z)-isomer as a main component. Expand
Heat-Shock-Induced Proteins fromMyxococcus xanthus
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This is the first report to demonstrate that succinyl CoA synthetase, 30S ribosomal protein S6, and ATP synthase alpha subunit are heat shock inducible. Expand
Male Killing and Incomplete Inheritance of a Novel Spiroplasma in the Moth Ostrinia zaguliaevi
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A new case of Spiroplasma-induced male killing in a moth, Ostrinia zaguliaevi, showing that males were selectively killed, exclusively during late embryogenesis in all-female broods. Expand
A new class of mealybug pheromones: a hemiterpene ester in the sex pheromone of Crisicoccus matsumotoi
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This study isolated from the Matsumoto mealybug, Crisicoccus matsumotoi (Siraiwa), a pheromone with a completely different structure, identified as 3-methyl-3-butenyl 5-methylhexanoate, which is the first report of a hemiterpene mealybugs phersomone. Expand
Sex pheromone production and perception in the mating disruption‐resistant strain of the smaller tea leafroller moth, Adoxophyes honmai
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Male response to the phersomone blend was markedly broadened after selection so that resistant males could locate a synthetic pheromone source even when it lacked a pheramone component that is normally necessary for attraction. Expand
Different uses of plant semiochemicals in host location strategies of the two tachinid parasitoids
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The results suggest that each tachinid parasitoid employs a different host location strategy to exploit semiochemicals coming from plant–herbivore interaction as cues in order to increase their parasitization success. Expand
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