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Entomology Monographs

Insect Sex Pheromone Research and Beyond

From Molecules to Robots

Editors: Ishikawa, Yukio (Ed.)

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  • Documents recent progress in insect sex pheromone research
  • Covers the chemistry, biosynthesis, and reception of sex pheromones, mechanisms controlling behavior, and more
  • Written and illustrated in a way that makes the book accessible for nonspecialists as well as researchers
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This book provides a complete overview of cutting-edge research on insect sex pheromones and pheromone communication systems. The coverage ranges from the chemistry, biosynthesis, and reception of sex pheromones to the control of odor-source searching behavior, and from molecules to the application of research findings to robotics. The book both summarizes the progress of studies conducted using Bombyx mori and several groups of moths and reviews sex pheromones of some non-lepidopteran insect groups of agricultural importance. Attention is drawn to recent findings on elaborate neural information processing in the brain in male moths and to the importance of olfactory receptors specifically tuned to sex pheromone molecules. Featuring contributions from leading experts on the topic, this book will be a unique and valuable resource for researchers and students in the fields of entomology, chemical ecology, insect physiology and biochemistry, evolution, biomimetics, and bioengineering. In addition to researchers, general insect lovers will find the book fascinating for its descriptions of the marvelous abilities of insects and the underlying mechanisms involved.

About the authors

Yukio Ishikawa Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyo, Japan

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Chemical Divergences in the Sex Pheromone Communication Systems in Moths

    Pages 3-17

    Naka, Hideshi (et al.)

  • Sex Pheromone Communication System in Hawk Moths

    Pages 19-33

    Uehara, Takuya (et al.)

  • Sex Pheromones of Mealybugs: Implications for Evolution and Application

    Pages 35-59

    Tabata, Jun

  • Hybrid Sex Pheromone Communication Systems in Seed Beetles

    Pages 61-76

    Shimomura, Kenji (et al.)

  • Pheromones in Longhorn Beetles with a Special Focus on Contact Pheromones

    Pages 77-107

    Fukaya, Midori (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3082-1
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3081-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect Sex Pheromone Research and Beyond
Book Subtitle
From Molecules to Robots
Editors
  • Yukio Ishikawa
Series Title
Entomology Monographs
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3082-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3082-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3081-4
Series ISSN
2522-526X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 321
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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