Odor Compound Detection in Male Euglossine Bees

@article{Schiestl2004OdorCD,
  title={Odor Compound Detection in Male Euglossine Bees},
  author={Florian P. Schiestl and David W. Roubik},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={253-257}
}
Male euglossine bees collect fragrances from various sources, which they store and use for as yet unknown purposes. They are attracted, often specifically, to single odor compounds and blends thereof. We used gas chromatography with electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) and electroantennography (EAG) to investigate the response to 8 odor compounds by males of two euglossine species, Euglossa cybelia Moure and Eulaema polychroma (Mocsàry). In E. cybelia, we recorded EAD reactions in response… Expand
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