|Patt, Joseph - Joe|
Submitted to: Gordon Research Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/5/2012
Publication Date: 1/30/2012
Citation: Mafra-Neto, A. 2012. Innate and conditional responses to chemosensory cues by Asian citrus psyllid: Importance of ecological context in 2012 [CDROM]. Ventura, CA: Gordon Research Conference on Plant Volatiles. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This study is part of an over-arching effort to understand Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) host-finding behavior and develop scent attractants to improve ACP detection and monitoring. Because it is oligophagous, ACP response to host-plant stimuli should be primarily innate. However, the capability to respond conditionally could enable ACP to track the physiological status of local host-plants. This is key since it only reproduces on very young foliage. To gauge ACP behavioral plasticity to semiochemicals it would encounter during host-plant selection, we measured its innate and conditional responses to: 1. Limonene, a common foliar monoterpene 2. Ethyl butanoate, a common fruit ester 3. Vanillin, an ecologically neutral compound A follow-up test examined the effect of mixing a conditional compound (vanillin) with an unconditionable compound (ethyl butanoate) following conditioning on vanillin.