Shared volatile organic compounds between camel metabolic products elicits strong Stomoxys calcitrans attraction

Abstract:

The sources of animal odours are highly diverse, yet their ecological importance, in host–vector communication, remains unexplored. Here, using the camel (host)–Stomoxys calcitrans (vector) interaction, we collected and analyzed the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) of camels from four of its diferent odour sources: breath, body (skin), urine, and dung. On non-metric model multivariate analyses of VOCs we show that substantial chemo-diversity exists between metabolic products associated with an individual camel. VOCs from the four metabolic products were distinct and widely segregated. Next, we show electrophysiologically, that VOCs shared between metabolic products activated more Olfactory Sensory Neurons (OSNs) and elicited strong behavioural attractive responses from S. calcitrans under feld conditions independent of geography. In our extended studies on house fies, the behavioural response to these VOCs appears to be conserved. Overall, our results establish that VOCs from a range of metabolic products determine host–vector ecological interactions and may provide a more rigorous approach for discovery of unique and more potent attractants.
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APA

NegashGetahun, M (2024). Shared volatile organic compounds between camel metabolic products elicits strong Stomoxys calcitrans attraction. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/shared-volatile-organic-compounds-between-camel-metabolic-products-elicits-strong-stomoxys-calcitrans-attraction

MLA 8th

NegashGetahun, Merid "Shared volatile organic compounds between camel metabolic products elicits strong Stomoxys calcitrans attraction" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/shared-volatile-organic-compounds-between-camel-metabolic-products-elicits-strong-stomoxys-calcitrans-attraction. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

MLA7

NegashGetahun, Merid . "Shared volatile organic compounds between camel metabolic products elicits strong Stomoxys calcitrans attraction". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/shared-volatile-organic-compounds-between-camel-metabolic-products-elicits-strong-stomoxys-calcitrans-attraction >.

Chicago

NegashGetahun, Merid . "Shared volatile organic compounds between camel metabolic products elicits strong Stomoxys calcitrans attraction" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/shared-volatile-organic-compounds-between-camel-metabolic-products-elicits-strong-stomoxys-calcitrans-attraction