Odorant receptors and antennal lobe morphology offer a new approach to understanding olfaction in the Asian longhorned beetle

@article{Mitchell2016OdorantRA,
  title={Odorant receptors and antennal lobe morphology offer a new approach to understanding olfaction in the Asian longhorned beetle},
  author={Robert F. Mitchell and Loyal P. Hall and Peter F. Reagel and DUANE D. MCKENNA KATHERINE M. MCKENNA and Thomas C Baker and John G. Hildebrand},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2016},
  volume={203},
  pages={99-109}
}
The Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motchulsky) is an exotic forest pest that has repeatedly invaded North America and Europe from Asia, and has the potential to kill millions of trees and cause billions of dollars in damage. Traps baited with an attractive mixture of volatile organic compounds from hosts have been of limited success in monitoring invasion sites. We propose that lures might be improved through studying the olfactory system of adult beetles, especially the gene… CONTINUE READING