Electroantennogram for Recording Olfactory Responses of an Insect to Plant Volatiles

  • T. N. Madhu
  • B. Doddabasappa


The electroantennogram (EAG) technique for recording olfactory responses of an insect to plant volatiles has been described in this chapter. The procedure is useful in detecting the plant chemicals to which the insects respond positively or negatively.


Electroantennogram Neurology Plant volatiles Chemical profiles 



The authors would like to thank authorities of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Maharashtra, and College of Horticulture, Kolar, for their encouragement and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Madhu
    • 1
  • B. Doddabasappa
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Crop ProtectionCentral Institute for Cotton ResearchNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyCollege of HorticultureKolarIndia

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