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Anthony Crasto Pheromones

Anthony Crasto Pheromones

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Anthony Crasto Pheromones
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Published by: Anthony Melvin Crasto Ph.D on Mar 22, 2012
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Dr. ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTOPRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
 
About Pheromones
Pheromones are chemicals emitted by living organisms tosend messages to individuals of the same species. The classmost widely explored are the sex pheromones produced byfemalemoths which are used to attract conspecific males for mating.Bombykol, the sex pheromone of thesilkmoth, was firstsynthesized in 1959.The drawing on the left, byPeterFluri, shows a female of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella,raising her abdomen and protruding her sex gland. Shetakes this calling posture for a short period in the earlyevening hours. Codling moth males casting through theapple orchards will eventually be caught in the plume of acalling female, get aroused and steer upwind until they findher and mate with her.

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