- Variation in sexual communication and its role in divergence of two host strains of the noctuid moth Spodoptera frugiperda
- Award date
- 4 October 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
The main aim of my thesis was to investigate sexual communication differences between corn- and rice-strain individuals in order to assess whether strain-specific pheromonal communication acts as prezygotic mating barrier between the two S. frugiperda strains. Another aim was to distinguish strain-specific variation from geographic variation and to determine the genetic basis of female pheromone differences. Based on the strain-specific variation found in signal and response, the importance of sexual communication as a prezygotic isolation barrier is discussed and I propose how sexual communication differences may have evolved.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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