Nephrops fisheries in European waters.
Sex-specific mediation of foraging in the shore crab, Carcinus maenas
Identification of a female sex pheromone in Carcinus maenas
The identification of a nucleotide pheromone in crus- taceans will enable future studies on signal specificity, biological function, biosynthesis, reception, and evolution as well as focus its potential use in pest control and aquaculture, thus allowing for a major expansion of crustacean chemical and behavioral ecology research that was hindered by the lack of structural knowledge.
Interspecific activity of the sex pheromone of the European shore crab (Carcinus maenas)
- Ralf Bublitz, B. Sainte‐Marie, Chloe Newcomb-Hodgetts, Nichola Fletcher, M. A. Smith, J. Hardege
The snow crab, Chionoecetes opilio, and the yellowline arrow crab, Stenorhynchus seticornis, both belonging to a different superfamily (Majoidea) and occurring in different habitats than C. maneas, demonstrate that the female sex-pheromone UDP is not species-specific but is present and active in some other decapod crustaceans.
A8—Comparative Reproduction and Development
A pheromone bouquet controls the reproductive behaviour of the male shore crab, Carcinus maenas
- Nichola Fletcher, J. Terschak, H. Bartels-Hardege, Ralf Bublitz, Paula Schirrmacher, J. Hardege
- BiologyAquatic Ecology
- 24 December 2021
High Performance Liquid Chromatography analysis of female urine shows that the pheromone, identified as the nucleotide uridine diphosphate (UDP), elutes as an unresolved peak with structurally related nucleotides, providing evidence that a phersomone bouquet composition is not always constant.