Threshold hypothesis for pheromone perception

  title={Threshold hypothesis for pheromone perception},
  author={Wendell L. Roelofs},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Field results have shown that male moths of some species are not always trapped by the ratio of pheromone components produced by the female moths. For cases involving a binary mixture of geometrical or positional isomers, this phenomenon may be explained by use of a threshold diagram in which the isomer ratio in the mixture is plotted against release rate (concentration). In this diagram an “attraction area” is bounded by the threshold for flight activation over the full range of binary… CONTINUE READING
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