Reduction in responsiveness of male apple moths, Epiphyas postvittana, to sex pheromone following pulsed pheromonal exposure

@inproceedings{Bartell1977ReductionIR,
  title={Reduction in responsiveness of male apple moths, Epiphyas postvittana, to sex pheromone following pulsed pheromonal exposure},
  author={R. J. Bartell and Louise Lawrence},
  year={1977}
}
. The degree of reduction in sex pheromone-mediated responsiveness of male light-brown apple moth, which results from previous exposure to the pheromone, is increased by presenting the pre-exposure dose as a sequence of short pulses, rather than as a single pre-exposure. This effect is interpreted in terms of adaptation and disadaptation of the pheromone receptors, and of central habituation and dishabituation. When the interval between pulses is of sufficient length for receptor disadaptation… CONTINUE READING

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