Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2011

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers in Endocrinology

Volume

2

Issue

46

First Page

1

Last Page

8

DOI

10.3389/fendo.2011.00046

Abstract

Both males and females of heliothine moths utilize sex-pheromones during the mating process. Females produce and release a sex pheromone for the long–range attraction of males for mating. Production of sex pheromone in females is controlled by the peptide hormone (pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide, PBAN). This review will highlight what is known about the role PBAN plays in controlling pheromone production in female moths. Male moths produce compounds associated with a hairpencil structure associated with the aedaegus that are used as short-range aphrodisiacs during the mating process. We will discuss the role that PBAN plays in regulating male production of hairpencil pheromones.

Comments

This article is from Frontiers in Endocrinology 2 (2011): article 46, doi:10.3389/fendo.2011.00046 .

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Copyright Owner

Frontiers Media SA

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Entomology Commons

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