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Predator-released hydrocarbons repel oviposition by a mosquito
Year:
2010
Source of publication :
Ecology Letters
Authors :
Bar, Einat
;
.
Lewinsohn, Efraim
;
.
Volume :
13
Co-Authors:
Silberbush, A., Community Ecology Laboratory, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Markman, S., Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Haifa - Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Lewinsohn, E., Department of Vegetable Crops, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Bar, E., Department of Vegetable Crops, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Cohen, J.E., Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller and Columbia Universities, 1230 York Avenue, Box 20, New York, NY 10065-6399, United States
Blaustein, L., Community Ecology Laboratory, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Facilitators :
From page:
1129
To page:
1138
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Total pages:
10
)
Abstract:
Prey species commonly use predator-released kairomones (PRKs) to detect risk of predation, yet the chemical identity of PRKs remains elusive. Chemical identification of PRKs will facilitate the study of predator-prey interactions and the risk of predation, and when the prey are pests, will potentially provide environmentally friendly means of pest control. In temporary pools of the Mediterranean and Middle East, larvae of the mosquito Culiseta longiareolata Macquart are highly vulnerable to the common predatory backswimmer, Notonecta maculata Fabricius. We demonstrate that N. maculata releases two hydrocarbons, n-heneicosane and n-tricosane, which repel ovipositing females of C. longiareolata. In behavioural tests with environmentally relevant chemical concentrations in outdoor mesocosm experiments, the repellent effects of the two compounds were additive at the tested concentrations. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.
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Culiseta longiareolata
N-heneicosane
N-tricosane
Notonecta maculata
Oviposition habitat selection
Predator-released kairomones
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DOI :
10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01501.x
Article number:
0
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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19440
Last updated date:
02/03/2022 17:27
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Silberbush, A., Community Ecology Laboratory, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Markman, S., Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Haifa - Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Lewinsohn, E., Department of Vegetable Crops, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Bar, E., Department of Vegetable Crops, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Cohen, J.E., Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller and Columbia Universities, 1230 York Avenue, Box 20, New York, NY 10065-6399, United States
Blaustein, L., Community Ecology Laboratory, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
Predator-released hydrocarbons repel oviposition by a mosquito
Prey species commonly use predator-released kairomones (PRKs) to detect risk of predation, yet the chemical identity of PRKs remains elusive. Chemical identification of PRKs will facilitate the study of predator-prey interactions and the risk of predation, and when the prey are pests, will potentially provide environmentally friendly means of pest control. In temporary pools of the Mediterranean and Middle East, larvae of the mosquito Culiseta longiareolata Macquart are highly vulnerable to the common predatory backswimmer, Notonecta maculata Fabricius. We demonstrate that N. maculata releases two hydrocarbons, n-heneicosane and n-tricosane, which repel ovipositing females of C. longiareolata. In behavioural tests with environmentally relevant chemical concentrations in outdoor mesocosm experiments, the repellent effects of the two compounds were additive at the tested concentrations. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS.
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