Responses of Parasitic Wasps to Indole

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The graphs show the preference of wasps for maize infested with caterpillars or exposed to indole. The data were collected with an olfactometer and indicated that indole was a deterrent in the presence of the caterpillars and a attractant in the absence of the caterpillars. Credit: M. Ye, N. Veyrat, H. Xu, L. Fu, T. C. J. Turlings, M. Erb, An herbivore-induced plant volatile reduces parasitoid attraction by chaning the smell of caterpillars. Sci. Adv. 4, eaar4767 (2018).
Read more: N. R. Gough, Odor Battles: From Corn to Caterpillar to Wasp. BioSerendipity (23 May 2018) https://www.bioserendipity.com/plant-insect-tritrophism/.‎

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