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Title: The aggregation pheromone of the Western flower thrips
Author: Dublon, Ian A. N.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 8323
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2009
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The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a polyphagous insect pest and virus vector with a ubiquitous distribution. Its control necessitates an IPM strategy and as part of this there is a potential for exploiting the male-produced aggregation pheromone. Neryl (S)-2-methylbutanoate and (R)-lavandulyl acetate have previously been identified as male-produced compounds with the former being shown to increase trap catch in glasshouse trials. Experiments that varied the visual stimulus oi the luie indicated that a visual stimulus was needed for the lure to work.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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