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Sexual behavior of Drosophila suzukii

Revadi, Santosh and Lebreton, Sebastien and Witzgall, Peter and Anfora, Gianfranco and Dekker, Teun and Becher, Paul (2015). Sexual behavior of Drosophila suzukii. Insects. 6:1, 183-196
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects6010183

Abstract

A high reproductive potential is one reason for the rapid spread ofDrosophila suzukiiin Europe and in the United States. In order to identify mechanisms that mediate mating and reproduction inD. suzukiiwe studied the fly’s reproductive behavior, diurnal mating activity and sexual maturation. Furthermore, we studied the change of female cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) with age and conducted a preliminary investigation on the role of female-derived chemical signals in male mating behavior. Sexual behavior inD. suzukiiis characterized by distinct elements of male courtship leading to female acceptance for mating. Time of day and age modulateD. suzukiimating activity. As with other drosophilids, female sexual maturity is paralleled by a quantitative increase in CHCs. Neither female CHCs nor other olfactory signals were required to induce male courtship, however, presence of those signals significantly increased male sexual behavior. With this pilot study we hope to stimulate research on the reproductive biology ofD. suzukii, which is relevant for the development of pest management tools.

Authors/Creators:Revadi, Santosh and Lebreton, Sebastien and Witzgall, Peter and Anfora, Gianfranco and Dekker, Teun and Becher, Paul
Title:Sexual behavior of Drosophila suzukii
Series/Journal:Insects (2075-4450)
Year of publishing :2015
Depositing date:3 September 2015
Volume:6
Number:1
Page range:183-196
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:MDPI
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:?? Just.a.temporary.id ??
ISSN:2075-4450
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Behavioural Sciences Biology
Agrovoc terms:drosophila, pheromones, reproductive behaviour, sexual behaviour
Keywords:spotted wing Drosophila, pheromone, reproductive behavior, courtship, sexual receptivity, chemical communication
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2895
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2895
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DOI10.3390/insects6010183
ID Code:12562
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 11:55
Metadata Last Modified:28 Sep 2015 19:59

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