Unique sex chromosome mediated behavioral response specificity of hybrid male European corn borer moths
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- Glover, T.J., Campbell, M.G., Linn, C.E. et al. Experientia (1991) 47: 980. doi:10.1007/BF01929897
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Unlike the narrow response windows exhibited by the parent races, hybrid male European corn borers resulting from crosses of the E and Z races respond to a wide range of sex pheromone blends. The F1 response profile consists of some individuals that respond to both the Z pheromone and the 65∶35 E/Z blend produced by F1 females. Some F1 males fail to respond to any blend and some do not respond as broadly as others. The hybrid male populations, however, are not tuned optimally to the pheromone blend produced by F1 females and there is no coupling of F1 blend production and response.