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Research Article

Alarm Pheromones and Chemical Communication in Nymphs of the Tropical Bed Bug Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

  • H. Christoph Liedtke,

    Affiliation: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Kajsa Åbjörnsson,

    Affiliations: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Limnology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Vincent Harraca,

    Affiliation: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Jette T. Knudsen mail,

    jette.knudsen@ekol.lu.se

    Affiliation: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Erika A. Wallin,

    Affiliations: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

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  • Erik Hedenström,

    Affiliations: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

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  • Camilla Ryne

    Affiliation: Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Published: March 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018156

About the Authors

H. Christoph Liedtke, Kajsa Åbjörnsson, Vincent Harraca, Jette T. Knudsen, Erika A. Wallin, Erik Hedenström, Camilla Ryne
Chemical Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Kajsa Åbjörnsson
Limnology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Erika A. Wallin, Erik Hedenström
Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: jette.knudsen@ekol.lu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CR KA VH JK. Performed the experiments: CR KA VH HCL EH EW. Analyzed the data: CR VH HCL EW EH JK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EW JK EH. Wrote the paper: HCL CR JK VH KA EW EH.