Köblös G1, Dankó T2, Sipos K2, Geiger Á3, Szlanka T4, Fodor J1, Fónagy A5.
Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2015 Sep 15;221:217-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Mar 18.Cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae) females produce sex pheromones to attract conspecific males. In our M. brassicae colony, the pheromone blend is composed of Z11-hexadecenyl acetate (Z11-16Ac) and hexadecyl acetate (16Ac) in a 93:7 ratio. A fatty acyl Δ11-desaturase is involved in the production of the main pheromone component. The release of Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN) regulates the pheromone production in the pheromone gland (PG). Read More