A single sex pheromone receptor determines chemical response specificity of sexual behavior in the silkmoth Bombyx mori.

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Takeshi Sakurai; Hidefumi Mitsuno; Stephan Shuichi Haupt; Keiro Uchino; Fumio Yokohari; Takaaki Nishioka; Isao Kobayashi; Hideki Sezutsu; Toshiki Tamura; Ryohei Kanzaki;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Genetics,volume 7,issue 6 (issn: 1553-7390, eissn: 1553-7404)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002115, pmc: PMC3128102
  • Subject: Molecular Genetics | Research Article | Biology | Neuroscience | Chemical Ecology | Olfactory System | Gene Identification and Analysis | Ecology | QH426-470 | Genetics | Sensory Systems | Neuroethology
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In insects and other animals, intraspecific communication between individuals of the opposite sex is mediated in part by chemical signals called sex pheromones. In most moth species, male moths rely heavily on species-specific sex pheromones emitted by female moths to i... View more
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