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Relationship between sex pheromone elicited behaviour and response of single olfactory receptor neurones in a wind tunnel

Valeur, Peter LU ; Hansson, Bill S; Markebo, Karin and Löfstedt, Christer LU (2000) In Physiological Entomology 25(3). p.223-232
Abstract
Responses from pheromone-specific receptor neurones in male Agrotis segetum (Denis & Schiffermuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were recorded in a laboratory wind tunnel. Stimuli were: (1) rubber septum dispensers loaded with single components or a four-component pheromone blend, (2) excised glands from female A. segetum, (3) constrained A. segetum females with extruded glands. Dose-response curves for three neurone-types with different specificity were established. The neurones were specifically tuned to respond to either one of the two pheromone components (Z)-5-decenyl acetate and (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate, or to the behavioural antagonist (Z)-5-decenol. In parallel, a behavioural dose-response curve with males flying upwind to a... (More)
Responses from pheromone-specific receptor neurones in male Agrotis segetum (Denis & Schiffermuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were recorded in a laboratory wind tunnel. Stimuli were: (1) rubber septum dispensers loaded with single components or a four-component pheromone blend, (2) excised glands from female A. segetum, (3) constrained A. segetum females with extruded glands. Dose-response curves for three neurone-types with different specificity were established. The neurones were specifically tuned to respond to either one of the two pheromone components (Z)-5-decenyl acetate and (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate, or to the behavioural antagonist (Z)-5-decenol. In parallel, a behavioural dose-response curve with males flying upwind to a four-component pheromone blend was established. There was a clear correlation between behavioural arrestment of upwind flight and maximum spiking activity in ZS-10:OAc-specific neurones. The pheromone release rates of individual females and synthetic dispensers were compared. A load of 50-200 ng of ZS-10:OAc on a rubber septum elicited approximately the same neural response as one female gland. (Less)
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10.1046/j.1365-3032.2000.00177.x
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Evolutionary mechanisms of pheromone divergence in Lepidoptera
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  abstract     = {Responses from pheromone-specific receptor neurones in male Agrotis segetum (Denis & Schiffermuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were recorded in a laboratory wind tunnel. Stimuli were: (1) rubber septum dispensers loaded with single components or a four-component pheromone blend, (2) excised glands from female A. segetum, (3) constrained A. segetum females with extruded glands. Dose-response curves for three neurone-types with different specificity were established. The neurones were specifically tuned to respond to either one of the two pheromone components (Z)-5-decenyl acetate and (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate, or to the behavioural antagonist (Z)-5-decenol. In parallel, a behavioural dose-response curve with males flying upwind to a four-component pheromone blend was established. There was a clear correlation between behavioural arrestment of upwind flight and maximum spiking activity in ZS-10:OAc-specific neurones. The pheromone release rates of individual females and synthetic dispensers were compared. A load of 50-200 ng of ZS-10:OAc on a rubber septum elicited approximately the same neural response as one female gland.},
  author       = {Valeur, Peter and Hansson, Bill S and Markebo, Karin and Löfstedt, Christer},
  issn         = {0307-6962},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {223--232},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Physiological Entomology},
  title        = {Relationship between sex pheromone elicited behaviour and response of single olfactory receptor neurones in a wind tunnel},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3032.2000.00177.x},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2000},
}