Walter S Leal
Affiliation: University of California
Leal W. Reverse chemical ecology at the service of conservation biology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:12094-12096 pubmed publisher
Xu P, Choo Y, De La Rosa A, Leal W. Mosquito odorant receptor for DEET and methyl jasmonate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:16592-7 pubmed publisher
Pelletier J, Xu P, Yoon K, Clark J, Leal W. Odorant receptor-based discovery of natural repellents of human lice. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2015;66:103-9 pubmed publisher
..This study presents the first evidence of the OR pathway being functional in lice and identifies PhumOR2 as a sensitive receptor of natural repellents that could be used to develop novel efficient molecules to control these insects. ..
Leal W, Parra Pedrazzoli A, Kaissling K, Morgan T, Zalom F, Pesak D, et al
. Unusual pheromone chemistry in the navel orangeworm: novel sex attractants and a behavioral antagonist. Naturwissenschaften. 2005;92:139-46 pubmed
..Pyralidae), but (Z,Z)-11,13-hexadecadien-1-yl acetate is a behavioral antagonist. The new pheromone blend may be highly effective in mating disruption and monitoring programs. ..
Leal W, Ishida Y. GP-9s are ubiquitous proteins unlikely involved in olfactory mediation of social organization in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e3762 pubmed publisher
..Within the antennae, expression of SinvCSP is restricted to the last two segments, which are known to house olfactory sensilla. ..
Leal W. Odorant reception in insects: roles of receptors, binding proteins, and degrading enzymes. Annu Rev Entomol. 2013;58:373-91 pubmed publisher
Leal H, Hwang J, Tan K, Leal W. Attraction of Culex mosquitoes to aldehydes from human emanations. Sci Rep. 2017;7:17965 pubmed publisher
..By contrast, an aldehyde mixture at the same ratio released by subject N did not attract mosquitoes. We, therefore, hypothesized that aldehydes may play a role in the commonly observed differential attraction. ..
Choo Y, Xu P, Hwang J, Zeng F, Tan K, Bhagavathy G, et al
. Reverse chemical ecology approach for the identification of an oviposition attractant for Culex quinquefasciatus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115:714-719 pubmed publisher
..Cage oviposition and dual-choice assays demonstrated that acetaldehyde is an oviposition attractant in a wide range of concentrations and thus of potential practical applications. ..
Zanardi O, Volpe H, Favaris A, Silva W, Luvizotto R, Magnani R, et al
. Putative sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, breaks down into an attractant. Sci Rep. 2018;8:455 pubmed publisher
..Surprisingly, captures of females in acetic acid-baited traps were also higher than in control traps, possibly because of physical stimuli emitted by captured males. ..