allomone


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allomone

[′a·lə‚mōn]
(physiology)
A chemical produced by an organism which induces in a member of another species a behavioral or physiological reaction favorable to the emitter; may be mutualistic or antagonistic.
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Pheromones allow chemical communication between members of the same species; allomones allow chemical communication between individuals of differing species and are usually of benefit to the individual sending the signal.
It has been suggested that the longer-chained aliphatic acids found in arthropod allomone blends serve to improve the penetration of the shorter-chained acids (Eisner et al.
At least one species of nudibranch incorporates a defensive allomone into its benthic spawn mass (12), although the location within eggs or extraembryonic investments is unknown.
Defensive allomones in the three species of Hypselodoris (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) from the Cantabrian Sea.
In Phytochemical Ecology: Allelochemicals, Mycotoxins and Insect Pheromones and Allomones (Chou, C.
2003) acting as allomones, either as suppressants, deterrents or anorexigenics (Warthen and Morgan 1990).
This observation implies that the solo guppies are responding to a chemical signal given off by a "scared" guppy or to chemical signals, called allomones, given off by an anticipatory predator.
Nest plundering allomones of the fire bee, Trigona (Oxytrigona) mellicolor.
Despite the thrips occasionally reaching high densities (>20 adults/ leaf), they may be protected from predators by defensive allomones as is known from other thrips species (Blum et al.
tabaci adult's ability to react to plant substances (Walker and Gordh 1989) as well as the types of allomones to which they could respond (Warthen and Morgan 1990) and how their effects could be recognized (Walker and Perring 1994) have been discussed elsewhere (Flores et al.