Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones.

Abstract

Sex pheromones play a pivotal role in the communication of many sexually reproducing organisms. Accordingly, speciation is often accompanied by pheromone diversification enabling proper mate finding and recognition. Current theory implies that chemical signals are under stabilizing selection by the receivers who thereby maintain the integrity of the signals… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature11838

Topics

3 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Niehuis2013BehaviouralAG, title={Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones.}, author={Oliver Niehuis and Jan Buellesbach and Joshua D. Gibson and Daniela Pothmann and C. Hanner and Navdeep S. Mutti and Andrea K. Judson and J{\"{u}rgen Gadau and Joachim Ruther and Thomas Schmitt}, journal={Nature}, year={2013}, volume={494 7437}, pages={345-8} }