Claudia Bruschini

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Caste differences in venom volatiles and their effect on alarm behaviour in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Christ)
    Claudia Bruschini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 211:2442-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Cuticular hydrocarbons rather than peptides are responsible for nestmate recognition in Polistes dominulus
    Claudia Bruschini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Chem Senses 36:715-23. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The chemical basis of host nest detection and chemical integration in a cuckoo paper wasp
    Alessandro Cini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125, Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 214:3698-703. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the medium molecular weight venom fractions from five species of common social wasps by MALDI-TOF spectra profiling
    Stefano Turillazzi
    Centro Interdipartimentale di Spettrometria di Massa, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    J Mass Spectrom 42:199-205. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Volatiles from the venom of five species of paper wasps (Polistes dominulus, P. gallicus, P. nimphus, P. sulcifer and P. olivaceus)
    Claudia Bruschini
    Centro Interdipartimentale di Spettrometria di Massa CISM, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale G Pieraccini 6, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Toxicon 47:812-25. 2006

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Publications5

  1. doi request reprint Caste differences in venom volatiles and their effect on alarm behaviour in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Christ)
    Claudia Bruschini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 211:2442-9. 2008
    ..The venom volatiles of P. dominulus workers serve mainly to alarm the colony whilst those of foundresses may also be linked to additional functions related to conspecific interactions...
  2. doi request reprint Cuticular hydrocarbons rather than peptides are responsible for nestmate recognition in Polistes dominulus
    Claudia Bruschini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Chem Senses 36:715-23. 2011
    ..On the contrary, we confirmed that the isolated cuticular hydrocarbons are the chemical mediators prompting nestmate recognition in paper wasps...
  3. doi request reprint The chemical basis of host nest detection and chemical integration in a cuckoo paper wasp
    Alessandro Cini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125, Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 214:3698-703. 2011
    ..In contrast, we demonstrate that CHCs are fundamental in both steps, thus confirming their primary role in social insect life and consequently in social parasite-host interactions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the medium molecular weight venom fractions from five species of common social wasps by MALDI-TOF spectra profiling
    Stefano Turillazzi
    Centro Interdipartimentale di Spettrometria di Massa, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    J Mass Spectrom 42:199-205. 2007
    ..Interesting differences in the spectral profiles were found, allowing the discrimination of venoms belonging to the different species, and their possible use as a quality control method in venom immunotherapy (VIT) for allergic patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Volatiles from the venom of five species of paper wasps (Polistes dominulus, P. gallicus, P. nimphus, P. sulcifer and P. olivaceus)
    Claudia Bruschini
    Centro Interdipartimentale di Spettrometria di Massa CISM, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale G Pieraccini 6, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Toxicon 47:812-25. 2006
    ..gallicus. Both the amides and the above-mentioned spiroacetal have been already shown to be alarm pheromones in other social wasps, while the acetates and propanoates have ever been reported in this taxon...