INSTITUTO DE BIODIVERSIDAD Y BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL Y APLICADA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
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Contextual modulation of moth pheromone perception by plant odors.
DEKKER, T; BARROZO, RB
Pheromone Communication in Moths Evolution, Behaviour and Application
University of California Press
Año: 2016; p. 101 - 112
Moth pheromones are often viewed as simple,standalone signals in a complex olfactory world. From the first deciphering ofa moth pheromone (Butenandt et al. 1959), to studies that detailed theolfactory circuitry underlying their detection (Schneider et al. 1964), pheromoneshave typically been viewed as a distinct olfactory entity, mirrored by adevoted olfactory subcircuitry in the male moth (see Galizia and Rössler 2010).This may have supported the concept that pheromones are detected and processedin isolation from other odors. In nature, however, pheromone plumes aresuperimposed on a miasma of local odors, and moths can be far from indifferentto such complex plumes. Wind-tunnel and field-capture studies with pheromoneshave demonstrated behavioral interactions with non-pheromonal odors and recentneurophysiological studies have shown that pheromone and plant odor detectionand processing are not independent in moths. Thus, although conceptually andevolutionarily pheromones may be best regarded as separate from non-pheromonalodors, from a behavioral, ecological and applied perspective, boundariesbetween the two odor classes are often less well defined. The modes andmechanisms of plant odors and pheromone interactions are reviewed here.