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Radiation Induced Changes in Longevity, Courtship Behavior, Responses to Males, and Sterility in Females of Nauphoeta cinerea


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Liste des auteurs: Maya Menon and Mei Kum Chow
Editeur: Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option D - CC-BY
Année de publication: 1978
Journal: Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Nom du journal dans la source: ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Numéro du volume: 71
Numéro de publication: 4
Page d'accueil: 640
Dernière page: 642
Nombre de pages: 3
ISSN: 0013-8746
Web of Science ID: A1978FJ22500033
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Scopus ID: 0017884195
eISSN: 1938-2901


Newly ecdysed adult females of Nauphoeta cinerea (Olivier) were exposed to different doses (7, 14, 21 krad) of gamma radiation. All 3 doses decreased adult longevity and reduced response (mounting and feeding behavior) to male pheromone. A small % of irradiated females mated but did not produce progeny. However, the courtship behavior (wing raising) of males to irradiated females showed no difference from that to mature virgin females. The number of males courting immature virgin and mated females was significantly low. It is suggested that gamma radiation does not alter the level of a chemoreceptive factor (perhaps a contact pheromone) in the females which may be essential to induce courtship behavior in males. This factor may be absent or produced only in sub-minimal quantities in immature and mature mated females.


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