Université de Neuchâtel

The role of indole in maize-herbivore interactions

Veyrat, Nathalie ; Turlings, Ted (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

In order to counter herbivore attacks, plants have developed a multitude of defence strategies, including the release herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs). HIPVs can be used as foraging cues by natural enemies of the herbivores, including predators and parasitoids. In addition, they can also be exploited by herbivores themselves to localize their host plants. Some HIPVs even prime...

Université de Neuchâtel

A comparative study on the plant odour preferences and learning ability of three solitary endoparaditoids of "Spodoptera" species

Tamò Zürcher, Cristina ; Turlings, Theodoor (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2006 ; Th.1983.

Odour cues are crucial for adult female and male parasitoids throughout their life span. The attraction of parasitoids to the odours of plants, hosts, food sources, conspecifics and competitors have been studied using various methods and tools, mostly in different types of olfactometers and wind tunnels. For this thesis we developed a novel olfactometer for highthrough-put bio-assays. In chapter...