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Identification of a female sex pheromone in Carcinus maenas (2011)
Journal Article
Bublitz, R., Walther, T., Welham, K., Davidson, L., Smith, M., Harley, M., …Terschak, J. (2011). Identification of a female sex pheromone in Carcinus maenas. Marine ecology progress series, 436, 177-189. doi:10.3354/meps09226

Despite major progress in our understanding of animal signaling systems, the identification of chemical signals in aquatic organisms is still in its infancy. Exemplary for this is the lack of structural knowledge of crustacean sex pheromones despite... Read More

Simultaneously hermaphroditic shrimp use lipophilic cuticular hydrocarbons as contact sex pheromones (2011)
Journal Article
Hardege, J. D., Harley, M. A., Lin, J., Terschak, J. A., & Zhang, D. (2011). Simultaneously hermaphroditic shrimp use lipophilic cuticular hydrocarbons as contact sex pheromones. PloS one, 6(4), (e17720). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017720. ISSN 1932-6203

Successful mating is essentially a consequence of making the right choices at the correct time. Animals use specific strategies to gain information about a potential mate, which is then applied to decision-making processes. Amongst the many informati... Read More

Characterization of a sex pheromone in a simultaneous hermaphroditic shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni (2010)
Journal Article
Harley, M., & Hardege, J. (2010). Characterization of a sex pheromone in a simultaneous hermaphroditic shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni. Marine Biology, 157(1), (42887). ISSN 0025-3162

Olfactory chemical cues have been described to play important roles in the control of mate recognition in many decapod crustaceans. However, we still know very little about the chemical characteristics of the cues that coordinate pre-copulative behav... Read More