Pheromone binding and inactivation by moth antennae

@article{Vogt1981PheromoneBA,
  title={Pheromone binding and inactivation by moth antennae},
  author={Richard G. Vogt and Lynn M Riddiford},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={293},
  pages={161-163}
}
The antennae of male silk moths are extremely sensitive to the female sex pheromone such that a male moth can find a female up to 4.5 km away1. This remarkable sensitivity is due to both the morphological and biochemical design of these antennae. Along the branches of the plumose antennae are the sensilla trichodea, each consisting of a hollow cuticular hair containing two unbranched dendrites bathed in a fluid, the receptor lymph2,3. The dendrites and receptor lymph are isolated from the… Expand
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