Pheromone Bioassay: foraging


When tested singly (E)-citral, (Z)-citral, geraniol, nerolic acid and geranic acid induced the bees to release Nasonov pheromone in the tunnel, and mixtures lacking only one of these components stimulated pheromone release less effecively. In contrast to the other components, (E,E)-farnesol and nerol did not encourage Nasonov exposure when tested …

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