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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Using Electrophysiology to Explore Beetle Olfaction

item Cossé, Allard

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 27, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Slowly but surely antennal electrophysiology, in particular coupled gas chromatography electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD), has moved from a specialty to just another tool in the toolbox of the chemical ecologists. Originally developed for lepidopteran antennal responses, this technique is used more and more for the detection of non-lepidopteran semiochemicals. The equipment and setup for lepidopteran GC-EAD is relatively standardized; however, the diversity in antennal morphology of non-lepidopteran antennae dictates some minor but often unreported adaptations to the method of GC-EAD analysis. Examples of such adaptations are discussed with newly identified coleopteran pheromones.

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