Pheromone receptor system in the females of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella

T. L. Payne, W. E. Finn

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Electroantennogram studies of female Galleria mellonella showed a two-acceptor system for the sex pheromones, n-nonanal and n-undecanal, produced by the male. The nine carbon pheromone reacts with both acceptors, however, n-undecanal only reacts with the acceptor for the eleven carbon pheromone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-881
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Insect Physiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1977


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