Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): A comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence

József Vuts, Till Tolasch, Lorenzo Furlan, Éva Bálintné Csonka, Tamás Felföldi, K. Márialigeti, Teodora B. Toshova, Mitko Subchev, Amália Xavier, M. Tóth

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Abstract

The presence of geranyl octanoate, previously found in pheromone gland extracts of Agriotes lineatus females, was also demonstrated in gland extracts of A. proximus females. Similar to A. lineatus, geranyl butanoate was present only in trace amounts in A. proximus female gland extracts. In air entrainment samples of female A. lineatus and A. proximus beetles, the relative ratio of geranyl butanoate and geranyl octanoate was higher than that in gland extracts. In addition, comparison of a segment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene of feral specimens of A. lineatus and A. proximus showed >99% similarity. Both pheromone profile and nucleotide sequence analysis delineate close relationship between the investigated taxa and postulate taxonomic revision. Further studies on sympatric populations of A. lineatus and A. proximus are underway to investigate and better understand possible processes of species diversification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalChemoecology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Agriotes lineatus
Agriotes
Elateridae
Pheromones
Beetles
Electron Transport Complex IV
pheromone
cytochrome-c oxidase
pheromones
cytochrome
comparative study
Genes
Coleoptera
nucleotide sequences
Air entrainment
gene
Chemical analysis
extracts
Nucleotides
pheromone glands

Keywords

  • Agriotes spp.
  • Chemical communication
  • Geranyl butanoate
  • Geranyl octanoate
  • Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I
  • Pheromone extraction

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera : Elateridae): A comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence. / Vuts, József; Tolasch, Till; Furlan, Lorenzo; Csonka, Éva Bálintné; Felföldi, Tamás; Márialigeti, K.; Toshova, Teodora B.; Subchev, Mitko; Xavier, Amália; Tóth, M.

In: Chemoecology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 23-28.

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Vuts, József ; Tolasch, Till ; Furlan, Lorenzo ; Csonka, Éva Bálintné ; Felföldi, Tamás ; Márialigeti, K. ; Toshova, Teodora B. ; Subchev, Mitko ; Xavier, Amália ; Tóth, M. / Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera : Elateridae): A comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence. In: Chemoecology. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 23-28.
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