Functional significance of male attractants of Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) and underlying mechanisms

Nagalingham, Kumaran (2014) Functional significance of male attractants of Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae) and underlying mechanisms. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This project elucidated functional role of phytochemicals used in the management of pest fruit flies. Comparative behavioural, physiological and genomic approaches revealed that phytochemicals are mediating reproductive fitness by changing pheromonal compound males release and by making them physiologically more active. The possible mechanistic functions are that the phytochemicals act as a pheromone booster and as an energy supplement.

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ID Code: 67440
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Clarke, Anthony & Prentis, Peter
Keywords: Male lures, Sexual selection, Mate choice, Cuelure/Raspberry ketone, Methyl eugenol, Zingerone, Pheromones, Transcriptome, Sequences, Female preference
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2014 01:51
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:49

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