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- Haberer, Wolf; Steiger, Sandra; Müller, Josef K.
- Physiological entomology 2014 v.39 no.2 pp. 153-164
- Nematoda; Nicrophorus vespilloides; alcohols; aldehydes; arthropods; bacteria; breeding; brood rearing; emissions; esters; females; fungi; gas chromatography; headspace analysis; ketones; males; mass spectrometry; molecular weight; parasites; phenolic compounds; surveys; terpenoids; vertebrates; volatile compounds
- ... Burying beetles reproduce on small vertebrate carcasses by exhibiting elaborate biparental brood care. Partner recognition in breeding Nicrophorus species (Coleoptera: Silphidae) relies substantially on information encoded in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles. Until recently, it was unknown whether breeding burying beetles also produce volatile low molecular weight substances and, if so, which functi ...