Insect parapheromones in olfaction research and semiochemical-based pest control strategies

Citation
M. Renou et A. Guerrero, Insect parapheromones in olfaction research and semiochemical-based pest control strategies, ANN R ENTOM, 45, 2000, pp. 605-630
Citations number
146
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Entomology/Pest Control
Journal title
ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY
ISSN journal
0066-4170 → ACNP
Volume
45
Year of publication
2000
Pages
605 - 630
Database
ISI
SICI code
0066-4170(2000)45:<605:IPIORA>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
The possibility of disrupting the chemical communication of insect pests ha s initiated the development of new semiochemicals, parapheromones, which ar e anthropogenic compounds structurally related to natural pheromone compone nts. Modification at the chain and/or at the polar group, isosteric replace ments, halogenation or introduction of labeled atoms have been the most com mon modifications of the pheromone structure. Parapheromones have shown a l arge variety of effects, and accordingly have been called agonists, pheromo ne mimics, synergists and hyperagonists, or else pheromone antagonists, ant ipheromones and inhibitors. Pheromone analogues have been used in quantitat ive structure-activity relationship studies of insect olfaction, and from a practical point of view they can replace pheromones when these are costly to prepare or unstable under field conditions.