- 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
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
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.
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.