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- van Wijk, Michiel; De Bruijn, Paulien J. A.; Sabelis, Maurice W.
- Journal of chemical ecology 2008 v.34 no.6 pp. 791-803
- memory; volatile compounds; food plants; Phytoseiulus persimilis; tritrophic interactions; phytophagous mites; octanol; predatory mites; methyl salicylate; smell; Tetranychus urticae; attractants; predator-prey relationships; odors
- ... Predatory mites locate herbivorous mites, their prey, by the aid of herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPV). These HIPV differ with plant and/or herbivore species, and it is not well understood how predators cope with this variation. We hypothesized that predators are attracted to specific compounds in HIPV, and that they can identify these compounds in odor mixtures not previously experienced. T ...
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- Steinebrunner, Fabrizio; Schiestl, Florian P.; Leuchtmann, Adrian
- Journal of chemical ecology 2008 v.34 no.6 pp. 772-782
- Epichloe; endophytes; volatile compounds; races; interspecific variation; grasses; insect attractants; host plants; phylogeny; Anthomyiidae; odors; pollinating insects; fungi
- ... Odor is a key trait for pollinator attraction in flowering plants, and many studies have investigated odor evolution in the light of pollinator selection by emphasizing the importance of the plant phylogenetic history. By contrast, little is known on the evolution of odors in fungus-insect interactions. In this study, profiles of three volatile compounds that are emitted by grass-inhabiting Epichl ...