René Arzuffi

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Adults of the papaya fruit fly, Toxotrypana curvicauda Gerstaecker, living in wild vegetation in Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico, were captured using McPhail traps baited with pineapple juice or brown sugar. Maximum capture peaks occurred during August and November in the afternoon. Baits were most effective when aged over a 4-d period. Traps baited with brown(More)
It has been shown that relatively high doses of epinephrine (E) injected intraperitoneally (IP) produce hypophagia and conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in rats. We examined the possibility that E effects involve malaise. For this purpose, changes in saccharin preference induced by E injected IP (100 microg/kg) were determined after a previous administration(More)
The ability of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii to develop a food aversion learning was examined. For this purpose, in crayfishes fed with trout, a novel food (chicken) was associated in a single trial with a well-known toxic substance, lithium chloride (LiCl), and food intake was recorded for 10 days afterward using a two-choice protocol. All during the(More)
Understanding mating behavioral sequence helps us identify the mechanisms of mate assessment and choice, and better evaluate behavior-based pest control strategies. Here we describe the mating behavior of Cnephasia jactatana Walker whose females release a sex pheromone, and determine the effect of male mating status on reproductive success. The mating(More)
The release of tephritid sex pheromones depends significantly on the age of the male, the social context (presence of conspecifics) and chemical context (host volatiles). In this study, the influence of host fruit and conspecific (males and females) on the emission of the pheromonal compound 2-methyl-6-vinylpyrazine (2,6 mvp) by Toxotrypana curvicauda(More)
A synthesis of 2-methyl-6-vinylpyrazine was carried out by way of a 'one pot' reaction. In order to establish the efficiency of this synthesis the extraction of the volatiles released by male papaya fruit flies was performed by SPME (solid phase micro-extraction). The compound was separated and identified using GC/MSD (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry(More)
It has been repeatedly shown that relatively high doses of epinephrine (E) and glucose (G) injected intraperitoneally (ip) produce hypophagia in fasted rats. In the present work we used a conditioned taste aversion (CTA) paradigm in order to test whether this effect could be due to "malaise." We determined the effect on food intake and saccharin preference(More)
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