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Introduction to plant pathogenic microorganism
Learn Agricultural Microbiology with Braimy – B.Sc. agriculture
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  • It has been found useful in controlling insects. Pheromones are the hormones with such a potentiality.
  • Pheromones are the principal means of communication & are useful for sending alarm signals for mating.
  • By the use of pheromones, mating behaviors of insects can be controlled.
  • Pheromones are species specific & secreted by female & detected by antennae of males.
  • If traps are made by using synthetic analogues (similar) of female pheromones, males are attracted towards the trap & could be eventually eliminated.
  • Males are thus not available for reproduction & the population of insects can be greatly checked. This technique is used in Gypsi moth population control.
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