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Volatile principle from oak leaves: role in sex life of the polyphemus moth.
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PMID:  17737409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
An emanation from oak leaves is necessary for the mating of polyphemus moths under laboratory conditions. This requirement can be satisfied by placing the moths in the presence of oak leaves or aqueous or alcoholic extracts prepared from oak leaves. The active principle is a vola- tile, heat-stable, polar material which has been partially purified. The oak emanation acts on the female and not on the male, and the sensory receptors are located on the female antennae. The reception of the oak emanation is prerequisite for the female's release of her sex pheromone, which in turn, is necessary for the sexual activation of the male.
L M Riddiford; C M Williams
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  155     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1967 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-90     Citation Subset:  -    
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