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Responses to Pheromones in a Complex Odor World: Sensory Processing and Behavior
AbstractInsects communicating with pheromones, be it sex- or aggregation pheromones, are confronted with an olfactory environment rich in a diversity of volatile organic compounds of which plants are the main releaser. Certain of these volatiles can represent behaviorally relevant information, such as indications about host- or non-host plants; others will provide essentially a rich odor background out of which the behaviorally relevant information needs to be extracted. In an attempt to disentangle mechanisms of pheromone communication in a rich olfactory environment, which might underlie interactions between intraspecific signals and a background, we will summarize recent literature on pheromone/plant volatile interactions. Starting from molecular mechanisms, describing the peripheral detection and central nervous integration of pheromone-plant volatile mixtures, we will end with behavioral output in response to such mixtures and its plasticity.
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Deisig, N.; Dupuy, F.; Anton, S.; Renou, M. Responses to Pheromones in a Complex Odor World: Sensory Processing and Behavior. Insects 2014, 5, 399-422.View more citation formats
Deisig N, Dupuy F, Anton S, Renou M. Responses to Pheromones in a Complex Odor World: Sensory Processing and Behavior. Insects. 2014; 5(2):399-422.Chicago/Turabian Style
Deisig, Nina; Dupuy, Fabienne; Anton, Sylvia; Renou, Michel. 2014. "Responses to Pheromones in a Complex Odor World: Sensory Processing and Behavior." Insects 5, no. 2: 399-422.