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Albertsson, Johannes (2008) Responses of the swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii, to volatile compounds from Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica oleracea var. botrytis. Other thesis, SLU.

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The swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii, is a serious gall-forming insect pest of most cultivated Brassicaceae such as cauliflower and cabbage. Arabidopsis thaliana, also a Brassicaceae, is a well-known model plant for which the genome is sequenced and several well-characterized mutants and transgenic genotypes are available. Previous results indicate that odours from cauliflower attract C. nasturtii. In this study the responses of C. nasturtii to volatiles from cauliflower and Arabidopsis were tested in a four-arm and a y-tube olfactometer. The results indicate that females are attracted to volatiles both from cauliflower and Arabidopsis. Males on the other hand were not attracted. This study also suggests improvements for the y-tube as well as a four-arm olfactometer setup.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii, Brassicaceae, Cauliflower, Arabidopsis thaliana, Volatiles, Olfactometer
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Plant Protection Biology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Johannes Albertsson
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:37
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/815

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