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Research Article

A Single Sex Pheromone Receptor Determines Chemical Response Specificity of Sexual Behavior in the Silkmoth Bombyx mori

  • Takeshi Sakurai,

    Affiliation: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Hidefumi Mitsuno,

    Affiliation: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Stephan Shuichi Haupt,

    Affiliation: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Keiro Uchino,

    Affiliation: Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Fumio Yokohari,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth System Science, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Takaaki Nishioka,

    Affiliation: Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Tsuruoka, Japan

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  • Isao Kobayashi,

    Affiliation: Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Hideki Sezutsu,

    Affiliation: Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Toshiki Tamura,

    Affiliation: Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Ryohei Kanzaki mail

    kanzaki@rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: June 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002115

About the Authors

Takeshi Sakurai, Hidefumi Mitsuno, Stephan Shuichi Haupt, Ryohei Kanzaki
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Keiro Uchino, Isao Kobayashi, Hideki Sezutsu, Toshiki Tamura
Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
Fumio Yokohari
Department of Earth System Science, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
Takaaki Nishioka
Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Tsuruoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: kanzaki@rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS FY TT RK. Performed the experiments: TS HM SSH KU HS. Analyzed the data: TS HM SSH KU HS RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TN IK. Wrote the paper: TS RK.