Steinwender B1, Thrimawithana AH, Crowhurst RN, Newcomb RD.
J Mol Evol. 2015 Jan;80(1):42-56. doi: 10.1007/s00239-014-9650-z. Epub 2014 Sep 25.How new mate recognition systems evolve when changes are required in both the male and female components remains a conundrum. Here, we investigated the molecular basis of pheromone reception in two species of tortricid (leafroller) moth, Ctenopseustis obliquana and C. herana. Male C. obliquana are attracted to a 90:10 blend of (Z)-8-tetradecenyl acetate (Z8-14:OAc) and (Z)-5-tetradecenyl acetate (Z5-14:OAc), whereas C. Read More