Anosmic flies: what Orco silencing does to olive fruit flies
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The B. The olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae is the most destructive pest of the olive cultivation worldwide causing significant production losses and olive fruit impoverishment, as its larvae feed exclusively on the olive fruit. Reproductive and sexual behavior, as well as host-plant recognition of the fly, are highly dependent on its chemosensory system.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. We tested the host-quality-effect hypothesis by analyzing the chemical composition of scent bouquets emitted by calling males of two polyphagous tephritid species Anastrepha ludens and A. We also tested the possible microbial role on the scent bouquet by treating adults with antibiotics, finding a significant effect on quantity but not composition.
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