Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2nd Edition - September 18, 2020

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  • Editors: Gary Blomquist, Richard Vogt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196298
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128196281

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Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Second Edition, provides an updated and comprehensive review of the biochemistry and molecular biology of insect pheromone biosynthesis and reception. The book ties together historical information with recent discoveries, provides the reader with the current state of the field, and suggests where future research is headed. Written by international experts, many of whom pioneered studies on insect pheromone production and reception, this release updates the 2003 first edition with an emphasis on recent advances in the field. This book will be an important resource for entomologists and molecular biologists studying all areas of insect communication.

Key Features

  • Offers a historical and contemporary perspective, with a focus on advances over the last 15 years
  • Discusses the molecular and regulatory mechanisms underlying pheromone production/detection, as well as the evolution of these processes across the insects
  • Led by editors with broad expertise in the metabolic pathways of pheromone production and the biochemical and genetic processes of pheromone detection


Researchers and practitioners in insect physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology entomology, or chemical ecology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Production and Reception of Insect Pheromones – Introduction and Overview
    2. Lepidoptera: Female Sex pheromone biosynthesis and its hormonal regulation
    3. Yeast/plants: production of insect pheromones
    4. Pheromone production in bark beetles
    5. Drosophila: pheromone production
    6. Pheromone mediated social regulation in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
    7. Hydrocarbon pheromone production in the housefly and other insects
    8. Pheromone Production in Nasonia
    9. Hemiptera/stink bugs: pheromone production
    10. The neuroethology of labeled lines in insect olfactory systems
    11. Pheromone Detection and Responses in Bombyx mori
    12. Molecular Mechanisms of pheromone detection
    13. Insect Odorant Receptors: Function and Regulation
    14. Biophysics of Lepidoptera Pheromone Receptors
    15. Olfactory genomics within the Lepidoptera
    16. lfactory Genomics of Eusociality within the Hymenoptera
    17. Olfactory Genomics of the Coleoptera
    18. Mechanisms and dynamics of insect odorant-binding proteins
    19. Odor Degrading Enzymes and Signal Termination
    20. Olfactory Genomics and Biotechnology in Insect Control
    21. Reflections on antennal proteins

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: September 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196298
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128196281

About the Editors

Gary Blomquist

Gary Blomquist is currently a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada Reno, a position he has held since 1983. From 2001 to 2014, he served as the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at this institution. He received his PhD in Biochemistry/Chemistry from the University of Montana. He currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Chemical Ecology, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. He has contributed to hundreds of journal articles and book chapters on insect pheromones and biochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Richard Vogt

Richard Vogt is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. He received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington. Dr. Vogt served on the editorial board of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 2002 to 2014. He has contributed to hundreds of journal articles and book chapters, including co-editing Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2003 with Dr. Gary Blomquist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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