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Year:
2006
Authors :
Altstein, Miriam
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Volume :
Co-Authors:
Altstein, M., Dept. of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, 50230, Israel
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From page:
1505
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1513
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Total pages:
9
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Abstract:
Pheromone peptides play a vital role in behavioral patterns that are associated with courtship and mating (or transfer of genetic material). Pheromones are chemical messages known to elicit changes in behavioral reactions that are followed by physiological alterations in conspecific receiver organisms. Pheromones comprise a wide range of compounds, varied in their chemical nature, ranging from small-molecule volatile compounds to high-molecular-weight, water-soluble, nonvolatile peptides and proteins. Their high solubility, specificity, and variability, which are achieved by the existence of multiple genes encoding for peptide variants, make them highly efficient pheromonal candidates. Pheromones can also elicit in the receiver organism an immediate behavioral reaction such as alarm, defense, aggregation, attraction, kin and colony recognition, marking of territories and egg deposition sites, mating behavior, recruitment, and thermoregulation; or they can induce complex behavioral and physiological alterations (such as the development of a particular caste or sexual maturation) via long-term endocrine changes. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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DOI :
10.1016/B978-012369442-3/50213-0
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Scopus
Publication Type:
Book chapter
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Language:
English
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31394
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Pheromone Peptides
Altstein, M., Dept. of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, 50230, Israel
Pheromone Peptides
Pheromone peptides play a vital role in behavioral patterns that are associated with courtship and mating (or transfer of genetic material). Pheromones are chemical messages known to elicit changes in behavioral reactions that are followed by physiological alterations in conspecific receiver organisms. Pheromones comprise a wide range of compounds, varied in their chemical nature, ranging from small-molecule volatile compounds to high-molecular-weight, water-soluble, nonvolatile peptides and proteins. Their high solubility, specificity, and variability, which are achieved by the existence of multiple genes encoding for peptide variants, make them highly efficient pheromonal candidates. Pheromones can also elicit in the receiver organism an immediate behavioral reaction such as alarm, defense, aggregation, attraction, kin and colony recognition, marking of territories and egg deposition sites, mating behavior, recruitment, and thermoregulation; or they can induce complex behavioral and physiological alterations (such as the development of a particular caste or sexual maturation) via long-term endocrine changes. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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