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2024-03-27Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/28727
Aphid-Ant Relationships
dc.contributor.authorEl-Harairy, Amged
dc.contributor.authorEl-Harairy, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorMahfouz, Alaa
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-22T10:20:09Z
dc.date.available2024-05-22T10:20:09Z
dc.date.issued2024-03-27none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/29321
dc.descriptionThe article processing charge was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – 491192747 and the Open Access Publication Fund of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.none
dc.description.abstractIn ant-aphid interactions, various aphid species offer honeydew to the ant partner and increase their density by ant attendance, whilst others never attend ant species, in which case ants tend to treat them as prey. In this regard, ants should have the ability to distinguish myrmecophile aphid species from non-mutualistic species, so that mutualistic aphids will be accepted as partners rather than prey. Although ant-aphid interactions are now the focus of chemical ecology studies, the role of the different chemical stimuli in determining mutualistic interactions has not been completely clarified. Therefore, we have investigated the cuticular hydrocarbon profile of four myrmecophiles aphid species using GC-MS. We also investigated the behavior of the worker-ants (Lasius niger L., Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to different chemical stimuli derived from aphids. We applied four treatments and found that the behavior of the ant workers varied depending on the source of the different treatments. In particular, the real aphid Aphis pomi and the sugar solution proved to be the most attractive to the ants, while the presence of pure extract of the individuals is enough to disturb the behavior of the ants. We provide evidence that the key stimuli of the tending behavior could be the CHC patterns of the aphids and the CHC profile of the aphids tends to be genus specific. This research will promote further investigations to test the behavior of ant workers towards other species of aphids and treatment combinations.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcuticular hydrocarbonseng
dc.subjectchemical communicationeng
dc.subjectchemical stimulieng
dc.subjectant-aphid interactionseng
dc.subject.ddc540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaftennone
dc.titleAphid-Ant Relationshipsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/29321-8
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/28727
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages12none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-year2024none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn2077-0472
dc.title.subtitleThe Role of Cuticular Hydrocarbons and Different Chemical Stimuli in Triggering Mutualistic Behaviornone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/agriculture14040529
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleAgriculturenone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume14none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue4none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber529none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPI AGnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselnone
bua.departmentLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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