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A novel lineage of candidate pheromone receptors for sex communication in moths

Bastin-Héline, Lucie and de Fouchier, Arthur and Cao, Song and Koutroumpa, Fotini and Caballero-Vidal, Gabriela and Robakiewicz, Stefania and Monsempes, Christelle and François, Marie-Christine and Ribeyre, Tatiana and Maria, Annick and Chertemps, Thomas and de Cian, Anne and Walker, William B. and Wang, Guirong and Jacquin-Joly, Emmanuelle and Montagne, Nicolas (2019). A novel lineage of candidate pheromone receptors for sex communication in moths. eLife. 8 , 1-17
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Abstract

Sex pheromone receptors (PRs) are key players in chemical communication between mating partners in insects. In the highly diversified insect order Lepidoptera, male PRs tuned to female-emitted type I pheromones (which make up the vast majority of pheromones identified) form a dedicated subfamily of odorant receptors (ORs). Here, using a combination of heterologous expression and in vivo genome editing methods, we bring functional evidence that at least one moth PR does not belong to this subfamily but to a distantly related OR lineage. This PR, identified in the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis, is highly expressed in male antennae and is specifically tuned to the major sex pheromone component emitted by females. Together with a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of moth ORs, our functional data suggest two independent apparitions of PRs tuned to type I pheromones in Lepidoptera, opening up a new path for studying the evolution of moth pheromone communication.

Authors/Creators:Bastin-Héline, Lucie and de Fouchier, Arthur and Cao, Song and Koutroumpa, Fotini and Caballero-Vidal, Gabriela and Robakiewicz, Stefania and Monsempes, Christelle and François, Marie-Christine and Ribeyre, Tatiana and Maria, Annick and Chertemps, Thomas and de Cian, Anne and Walker, William B. and Wang, Guirong and Jacquin-Joly, Emmanuelle and Montagne, Nicolas
Title:A novel lineage of candidate pheromone receptors for sex communication in moths
Year of publishing :2019
Volume:8
Page range:1-17
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:eLife Sciences Publications Ltd
ISSN:2050-084X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Evolutionary Biology
(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) > Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Keywords:Sex pheromone receptors (PRs), Lepidoptera, moths, odorant receptors (ORs), moth pheromone communication
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103237
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103237
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DOI10.7554/eLife.49826
ID Code:16531
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Deposited On:06 Feb 2020 08:15
Metadata Last Modified:06 Feb 2020 08:15

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