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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorMagzoub, O. B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T08:35:01Z
dc.date.available2014-02-28T08:35:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-19
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science / Volume 19 / Issue 04 / December 1999, pp 369-376en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9122
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742758400018993en_US
dc.description.abstractRecent studies on the chemical ecology of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, have unravelled a rich and complex system of pheromonal and other semiochemical-mediated communication in this insect. The key pheromones associated with such behavioural processes as social cohesion and communal egg-laying have been characterised. The semiochemical bases of such physiological processes as maturation of solitarious insects before the arrival of seasonal rains, development of gregarious traits in crowded solitarious insects, development of maturation synchrony in gregarious insects, and maternal transfer of gregarious characters to the offspring are better understood. Desert locust semiochemicals are finding two principal uses: as tools for studying the processes associated with gregarisation and, therefore, for elucidating the eco-physiological mechanisms underlying the development of locust outbreaks; and as agents for interfering or reversing the process of gregarisation. The status of this research and its implication for the development of novel ecologically friendly tactics for the management of different locust species are highlighted.en_US
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectlocustsen_US
dc.subjectdesert locusten_US
dc.subjectpheromonesen_US
dc.subjectsemiochemicalsen_US
dc.subjectlocust managementen_US
dc.titleInsights for the Management of Different Locust Species from New Findings on the Chemical Ecology of the Desert Locusten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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