Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Pheromones in lepidopteran insects: Types, production, reception and its application
Author(s): Mushtaq A Ganai, Zakir H Khan and Mudasir A Dar
The to semiochemicals that are released by one member of a species and evoke a specific reaction or reactions from members of the same species. Pheromones are known for both the specificity and the potency of their actions. Lepidopteran pheromones were the first to be widely studied and include a huge collection of mostly female based pheromones. Female typically produce long range, fatty acid derived molecules that function over long distances, where as male tend to produce close-range courtship compounds that are often very similar in structure to plant secondary metabolites. After knowing the nature of pheinsect’s universe is filled with many odours. One of these odours is called pheromone, a term commonly applied romones and their potential for pest control along with the future prospective of pheromone technique in agriculture in India, it is highly recommended to enhance availability of pheromone in market, invest more in research and development and introduce newly identified pheromone for management of specific pests.
How to cite this article:
Mushtaq A Ganai, Zakir H Khan and Mudasir A Dar. Pheromones in lepidopteran insects: Types, production, reception and its application. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2552-2558.