, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 211–213 | Cite as

Evidence for an aphrodisiac pheromone of femaleDrosophila

  • Renée Venard
  • J-M Jallon


We report here direct evidence for the involvement of a pheromone in the induction of male wing vibration, an important fixed action of theDrosophila melanogaster courtship pattern. This chemical stimulus is produced by mature females but not by mature males. The behavioral response is proportional to the pheromone concentration.


Direct Evidence Behavioral Response Fixed Action Mature Male Mature Female 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Renée Venard
    • 1
  • J-M Jallon
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Génétique Moléculaire du C.N.R.S.Gif-sur-Yvette(France)

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