Method for Use in Studies of Insect Chemical Communication

  title={Method for Use in Studies of Insect Chemical Communication},
  author={J. Moorhouse and R. Yeadon and P. S. Beevor and B. Nesbitt},
INTEREST in the possibility of using behaviour-inducing chemicals to assist in the control of insect pests has stimulated efforts to isolate, identify and synthesize insect pheromones and food and oviposition attractants. Identification of these substances is usually difficult because of the low concentration of biologically active material in the insect or plant source. Usually fractionation of a crude extract followed by behavioural bioassay of each fraction is the procedure. Shortage of time… Expand
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