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The Post-mating Switch in the Pheromone Response of Nasonia Females Is Mediated by Dopamine and Can Be Reversed by Appetitive Learning

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Lenschow, Maria ; Cordel, Michael ; Pokorny, Tamara ; Mair, Magdalena M. ; Hofferberth, John ; Ruther, Joachim
Date of publication of this fulltext: 19 Feb 2018 14:02


The olfactory sense is of crucial importance for animals, but their response to chemical stimuli is plastic and depends on their physiological state and prior experience. In many insect species, mating status influences the response to sex pheromones, but the underlying neuromodulatory mechanisms are poorly understood. After mating, females of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis are no longer ...


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