A novel terpene synthase controls differences in anti-aphrodisiac pheromone production between closely related Heliconius butterflies

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Male #butterflies leave a smelly chemical on their mates to keep rivals away, according to @Kathy_Darragh of @ucdavis and colleagues. ūü¶č @Cambridge_Uni #entomology ūüĒé @PLOSBiology paper: https://t.co/PoICR433Vl ūüďį @ABC article: https://t.co/yXHdXXGk7b
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Plants and insects often use the same compounds for chemical communication, but little is known about the convergent evolution of such chemical signals. This study identifies a novel terpene synthase involved in production of an anti-aphrodisiac pheromone by the butterfly Heliconius ...

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On Jan 25, 2021
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Male #butterflies leave a smelly chemical on their mates to keep rivals away, according to @Kathy_Darragh of @ucdavis and colleagues. ūü¶č @Cambridge_Uni #entomology ūüĒé @PLOSBiology paper: https://t.co/PoICR433Vl ūüďį @ABC article: https://t.co/yXHdXXGk7b
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A novel terpene synthase controls differences in anti-aphrodisiac pheromone production between closely related Heliconius butterflies

A novel terpene synthase controls differences in anti-aphrodisiac pheromone production between closely related Heliconius butterflies

Plants and insects often use the same compounds for chemical communication, but little is known about the convergent evolution of such chemical signals. This study identifies a novel ...