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Nursery pollination by a moth in Silene latifolia : the role of odours in eliciting antennal and behavioural responses

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Dötterl, Stefan ; Jürgens, Andreas ; Seifert, Karlheinz ; Laube, Thorsten ; Weißbecker, Bernhard ; Schütz, Stefan:
Nursery pollination by a moth in Silene latifolia : the role of odours in eliciting antennal and behavioural responses.
In: New Phytologist. Vol. 169 (2006) Issue 4 . - pp. 707-718.
ISSN 1469-8137
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01509.x

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Since the 1970s it has been known that the nursery pollinator Hadena bicrurisis attracted to the flowers of its most important host plant, Silene latifolia, by their scent. Here we identified important compounds for attraction of this noctuid moth. Gas chromatographic and electroantennographic methods were used to detect compounds eliciting signals in the antennae of the moth. Electrophysiologically active compounds were tested in wind-tunnel bioassays to foraging naïve moths, and the attractivity of these compounds was compared with that to the natural scent of whole S. latifoliaflowers. The antennae of moths detected substances of several classes. Phenylacetaldehyde elicited the strongest signals in the antennae, but lilac aldehydes were the most attractive compounds in wind-tunnel bioassays and attracted 90% of the moths tested, as did the scent of single flowers. Our results show that the most common and abundant floral scent compounds in S. latifolia, lilac aldehydes, attracted most of the moths tested, indicating a specific adaptation of H. bicruristo its host plant.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER30941
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Systematics
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 08:45
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/16423