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A carboxylesterase, Esterase-6, modulates sensory physiological and behavioral response dynamics to pheromone in Drosophila

Thomas Chertemps1, Adrien François12, Nicolas Durand1, Gloria Rosell3, Teun Dekker4, Philippe Lucas2 and Martine Maïbèche-Coisne1*

Author Affiliations

1 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, UMR 1272, Physiologie de l'Insecte, Signalisation et Communication, F-75252, Paris, France

2 INRA, UMR 1272, Physiologie de l'Insecte, Signalisation et Communication, F-78026, Versailles, France

3 University of Barcelona, Faculty of Pharmacy, Unit of Medicinal Chemistry, 08028, Barcelona, Spain

4 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Protection Biology, 23053, Alnarp, Sweden

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BMC Biology 2012, 10:56  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-56

Published: 21 June 2012

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Figure S1. Dose-response curve for CS male antennae to cis-vaccenyl acetate (cVA), plotted as mean ± SEM; N ≥ 7 for each data point.

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Figure S2. Control tests for behavioral analysis. (A) Olfactory trap assay using fresh yeast paste as attractant. (B) Locomotor activity. Mean ± SEM; N = 10 and 40, respectively. Student's t test, *P < 0.05.

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