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Svensson, Fredric, 2016. Behavioural studies and collection of volatiles to identify the pheromone(s) of the great Capricorn (Cerambyx cerdo). First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Plant Protection Biology



This work was aimed at identifying the pheromone component(s) of the great Capricorn longhorn beetle (Cerambyx cerdo). Volatile samples from beetles were obtained by means of collection of headspace volatiles from the animals, and by direct solvent extraction of body parts, and analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas chromatography- Electroanntennography (GC-EAG). The chemical analyses were accompanied by behavioural studies. No potential pheromone candidate(s) was identified, neither in the GC-MS analyses nor the GC-EAG analyses. However, the behavioural studies in a two-way choice olfactometer using live beetles as odour sources suggest that the males emit pheromones attracting the females.

Main title:Behavioural studies and collection of volatiles to identify the pheromone(s) of the great Capricorn (Cerambyx cerdo)
Authors:Svensson, Fredric
Supervisor:Larsson, Mattias and Unelius, Rikard
Examiner:Becher, Paul
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Plant Protection Biology
Keywords:Cerambyx cerdo, Cerambycidae, great Capricorn, chemical ecology
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal physiology - Reproduction
Deposited On:25 Nov 2016 10:47
Metadata Last Modified:24 Aug 2017 07:41

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