Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones for Social Behavior and Their Coding in the Ant Antenna.

@article{Sharma2015CuticularHP,
  title={Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones for Social Behavior and Their Coding in the Ant Antenna.},
  author={Kavita R. Sharma and Brittany L. Enzmann and Yvonne Schmidt and Dani Moore and Graeme R. Jones and Jane Parker and Shelley L Berger and Danny F Reinberg and Laurence J. Zwiebel and Bernhard Breit and Juergen Liebig and Anandasankar Ray},
  journal={Cell reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={1261-71}
}
The sophisticated organization of eusocial insect societies is largely based on the regulation of complex behaviors by hydrocarbon pheromones present on the cuticle. We used electrophysiology to investigate the detection of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) by female-specific olfactory sensilla basiconica on the antenna of Camponotus floridanus ants through the utilization of one of the largest family of odorant receptors characterized so far in insects. These sensilla, each of which contains… CONTINUE READING
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