pheromone


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a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

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However, the purported pheromone potency of these binary lures has perhaps been overstated (El-Sayed et al.
In 2008, University of California-Riverside researchers figured out the chemical structure of the bug's aggregation pheromone and named it "murgantiol.
Pheromones are probably the most ancient form of animal communication, and aside from the flight response noted, fish commonly use pheromone cues to navigate and coordinate intraspecific activities in waters that are often turbid, vast, or relatively featureless.
Since the release of pheromones is linked to molting in these species, metabolites that increase in concentration in the urine of--or in the water surrounding--premolt females have been reported as the potential sex pheromone, or one of the components of a pheromone bouquet (Kittredge et al.
The pheromone intensity gets reduced in all non-optimal paths due to pheromone evaporation factor.
At that point, farmers can choose between using pesticides or a pheromone distribution system to protect their crop.
The authors examined the possibility of incorporating the pheromone of this species within the nanofibers for their use in mating disruption in grapevine orchards.
It's the first study to specifically test whether artificial night lighting disrupts moth sex pheromone production, says network ecologist Callum Macgregor of the University of Hull in England.
This newly developed pheromone would help property owners and pest control specialists spot these quiet and adept bugs.
Later in 1969 Silverstein and co-workers isolated a chiral and levorotatory alcohol (2) as the sex pheromone of the dermestid beetle (Trogoderma inclusum LeConte).
When the local environment is overloaded with a synthetic version of the pheromone (Lavandulyl Senecioate), the synthetic signal masks the female-associated one, males are unable to efficiently locate females, and mating is disrupted.
To avoid mating with the wrong moth species, the pheromone blends are specific for each moth species, with only males of the same species "understanding" these volatile messages - a result shown many times during the last 40 years of research on moth pheromones.
When the flies attack, the ants release a phorid-alert pheromone to warn other workers in the vicinity.