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- Steiger, Sandra, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Chemoecology 2019 v.29 no.1 pp. 1-9
- Nicrophorus vespilloides; adults; body size; breeding; brood rearing; females; gender differences; interspecific variation; juvenile hormones; males; mating behavior; parental behavior; parenting; pheromones; phylogeny; vertebrates; volatile organic compounds
- ... Pheromones regulating mating behavior are diverse in structure and typically show high species specificity. However, depending on their information content they can also be quite conserved across species. Here, we demonstrate that methyl geranate, an anti-aphrodisiac produced during brood care, is a conserved volatile organic compound within the genus Nicrophorus (burying beetles). Burying beetles ...