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Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128196281, 9780128196298

Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2nd Edition

Editors: Gary Blomquist Richard Vogt
eBook ISBN: 9780128196298
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128196281
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th September 2020
Page Count: 750
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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


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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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