volume 5, issue 10, Pe13389 2010
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013389
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Abstract: BackgroundIn insects, like in most invertebrates, olfaction is the principal sensory modality, which provides animals with essential information for survival and reproduction. Odorant receptors are involved in this response, mediating interactions between an individual and its environment, as well as between individuals of the same or different species. The adaptive importance of odorant receptors renders them good candidates for having their variation shaped by natural selection.Methodology/Principal Findings…

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