Sulfhydryl-reagent inhibition of olfaction in a moth and effects of exposure to pheromone compounds or a pheromone analogue.

Abstract

The effects on olfaction of N-ethylmaleimide (NEM), a specific reagent of free sulfhydryl groups, were studied in the moth Mamestra brassicae. The antennae of male M. brassicae bear two types of specialist receptor neurons involved in pheromone communication. One type is tuned to (Z)-11-hexadecenyl acetate (Z11-16:Ac), the main pheromone component; the… (More)

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