Genetically variable olfactory receptor sensitivity in Periplaneta America

Jack M. Rozental*, Dale M. Norris

*Corresponding author for this work

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From continuing research on the physicochemical aspects of 1, 4-naphthoquinone perception by adult Periplaneta americana, genetically distinct strains with markedly different behavior sensitivities to the quinones have been found. A nerve-membrane bound macromolecular component involved in this napthoquinone perception has been identified. Correlates between different in vitro interactions of various quinone messengers with the isolated proteinaceous macromolecule, and between different in vivo effects of the quinones upon the two studied strains of P. americana are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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