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kairomone

[′kī·rə‚mōn]
(physiology)
A chemical produced by an organism that benefits the recipient, which is an individual of a different species.
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Ethanol and ()-[alpha]-pinene: attractant kairomones for bark and ambrosia beetles in the southeastern U.S.
To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first demonstration of scorpions using kairomones in predator avoidance.
In a second experiment, marbled salamander larvae (Ambystoma opacum) were trained via classical conditioning (e.g., a learning event) to fear a natural predator, and the variation in behavior among these clutches in response to exposure to kairomones from that predator alone was then evaluated.
versicolor hatchings daily to generate kairomones in the larval environment.
Host selection arises from oviposition behaviours of adult females, which detect chemosensory inputs, in the form of plant airborne kairomones, to locate fruits suitable for oviposition.
Prey preference of the phytoseiid mite Typhlodromus pyri: Response to volatile kairomones. Experimental and Applied Acarology, v.4, n.1, p.1-13, 1988b.
The parasitism rate can vary with physical and chemical barriers and by the type and characteristics of host eggs such as their size, hardness, scales and kairomones or differences in fertility among species of parasitoids (BESERRA; PARRA, 2004; SOARES et al., 2006; SOARES et al., 2009; SOARES et al., 2012).
Juttner, "Volatile foraging kairomones in the littoral zone: attraction of an herbivorous freshwater gastropod to algal odors," Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.
Types of chemical cues that are perceived by prey include kairomones (the scent of a predator alone), alarm cues from injured individuals (a chemical emitted by injured prey that communicates to conspecifics that danger is imminent), and cues due to dietary factors such as those emitted after a predator has eaten a prey item (see review in Ferrari and others 2010; Wisenden 2003).