Ding BJ1, Löfstedt C2.
BMC Genomics. 2015 Sep 18;16:711. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1909-2.BACKGROUND: Moths rely heavily on pheromone communication for mate finding. The pheromone components of most moths are modified from the products of normal fatty acid metabolism by a set of tissue-specific enzymes. The turnip moth, Agrotis segetum uses a series of homologous fatty-alcohol acetate esters ((Z)-5-decenyl, (Z)-7-dodecenyl, and (Z)-9 tetradecenyl acetate) as its sex pheromone components. Read More