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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

Interspecific activity of the sex pheromone of the European shore crab (Carcinus maenas) (2008)
Journal Article
Hardege, J., Sainte-Marie, B., Hardege, J., Newcomb-Hodgetts, C., Smith, M., Fletcher, N., …Hardege, J. (2008). Interspecific activity of the sex pheromone of the European shore crab (Carcinus maenas). Behaviour, 145(10), 1465-1478. doi:10.1163/156853908785765872

The recent identification of uridine diphosphate (UDP) as the female sex-pheromone in the European shore crab Carcinus maenas demonstrated not only the link between moult and pheromone production, but also how it may have evolved from a 'simple' meta... Read More