Journal Article

Detection of Sex Pheromone Components in <i>Manduca sexta</i> (L.)

B. Kalinová, M. Hoskovec, I. Liblikas, C.R. Unelius and B.S. Hansson

in Chemical Senses

Volume 26, issue 9, pages 1175-1186
Published in print November 2001 | ISSN: 0379-864X
Published online November 2001 | e-ISSN: 1464-3553 | DOI:
Detection of Sex Pheromone Components in Manduca sexta

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The ability of olfactory receptor neurons to detect female-produced sex pheromone components and a limited sample of potential host plant odours was studied by single-sensillum recordings from olfactory sensilla present on male and female antennae in Manduca sexta. The majority of pheromone-sensitive receptor neurons examined in males was specialized for detection of the two major pheromone components, E10,Z12-hexadecadienal and E10,E12,Z14-hexadecatrienal or E10,E12,E14-hexadecatrienal. New olfactory receptor neurons tuned to the minor components E10,E12-hexadecadienal and Z11-hexadecenal were found. In females, olfactory receptor neurons specific to Z11-hexadecanal were discovered. Pheromone components and host volatiles were detected by separate sets of receptor neurons.

Journal Article.  6880 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology

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