Variation in the web-based chemical cues of Argiope keyserlingi.

  title={Variation in the web-based chemical cues of Argiope keyserlingi.},
  author={Jessica Henneken and J. Q. Goodger and T. M. Jones and M. Elgar},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  • Jessica Henneken, J. Q. Goodger, +1 author M. Elgar
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of insect physiology
  • Pheromones are chemical compounds used to transmit information between individuals of the same species. Pheromone composition is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Numerous studies, predominately of insects, have demonstrated a role for diet in pheromone expression. The chemical composition of spider web-silk varies with diet and in many species these chemicals are crucial to mate choice processes. Here, we investigated individual variation in the chemical compounds found on… CONTINUE READING
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