Xu P1, Garczynski SF, Atungulu E, Syed Z, Choo YM, Vidal DM, Zitelli CH, Leal WS.
PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41653. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041653. Epub 2012 Jul 20.The insect's olfactory system is so selective that male moths, for example, can discriminate female-produced sex pheromones from compounds with minimal structural modifications. Yet, there is an exception for this "lock-and-key" tight selectivity. Formate analogs can be used as replacement for less chemically stable, long-chain aldehyde pheromones, because male moths respond physiologically and behaviorally to these parapheromones. Read More