Jeffrey A Riffell

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Affiliation: University of Arizona
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sex and flow: the consequences of fluid shear for sperm-egg interactions
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:3644-60. 2007
  2. pmc Neural correlates of behavior in the moth Manduca sexta in response to complex odors
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19219-26. 2009
  3. pmc Physical processes and real-time chemical measurement of the insect olfactory environment
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    ARL Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 857210 0077, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:837-53. 2008
  4. pmc Characterization and coding of behaviorally significant odor mixtures
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
    Curr Biol 19:335-40. 2009
  5. pmc Sperm chemotaxis, fluid shear, and the evolution of sexual reproduction
    Richard K Zimmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Neurosciences Program and Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13200-5. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The neurobiology of insect olfaction: sensory processing in a comparative context
    JOSHUA P MARTIN
    Department of Neuroscience, College of Science, University of Arizona, 1040 East Fourth Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 95:427-47. 2011
  7. pmc Contrast enhancement of stimulus intermittency in a primary olfactory network and its behavioral significance
    Hong Lei
    University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721 0077, USA
    J Biol 8:21. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Species-specific effects of herbivory on the oviposition behavior of the moth Manduca sexta
    Carolina E Reisenman
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, 1040 E Fourth St, Gould Simpson 611, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    J Chem Ecol 39:76-89. 2013
  9. pmc Behavioral consequences of innate preferences and olfactory learning in hawkmoth-flower interactions
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Division of Neurobiology and Center for Insect Science, Arizona Research Laboratories, and Departments of Chemistry and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3404-9. 2008
  10. pmc Antagonistic effects of floral scent in an insect-plant interaction
    Carolina E Reisenman
    Department of Neuroscience, College of Science, University of Arizona, 1040 East Fourth Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2371-9. 2010

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Sex and flow: the consequences of fluid shear for sperm-egg interactions
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:3644-60. 2007
    ..The shears maximizing fertilization success in the lab typically characterized natural flow microenvironments of spawning red abalone. Gamete behavior thus emerges as a critical determinant of sexual reproduction in the turbulent sea...
  2. pmc Neural correlates of behavior in the moth Manduca sexta in response to complex odors
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19219-26. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Physical processes and real-time chemical measurement of the insect olfactory environment
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    ARL Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 857210 0077, USA
    J Chem Ecol 34:837-53. 2008
    ..Finally, we argue that coupling of these two research areas will foster increased understanding of the physicochemical environment and enable researchers to determine how olfactory environments shape insect behaviors and sensory systems...
  4. pmc Characterization and coding of behaviorally significant odor mixtures
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
    Curr Biol 19:335-40. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Sperm chemotaxis, fluid shear, and the evolution of sexual reproduction
    Richard K Zimmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Neurosciences Program and Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13200-5. 2011
    ..Because egg signaling and sperm response may be tuned to meet specific fluid-dynamic constraints, shear could act as a critical selective pressure that drives gamete evolution and determines fitness...
  6. doi request reprint The neurobiology of insect olfaction: sensory processing in a comparative context
    JOSHUA P MARTIN
    Department of Neuroscience, College of Science, University of Arizona, 1040 East Fourth Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 95:427-47. 2011
    ..We propose that this perspective is beneficial for insect olfactory neurobiology in particular and sensory neurobiology in general...
  7. pmc Contrast enhancement of stimulus intermittency in a primary olfactory network and its behavioral significance
    Hong Lei
    University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721 0077, USA
    J Biol 8:21. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Species-specific effects of herbivory on the oviposition behavior of the moth Manduca sexta
    Carolina E Reisenman
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, 1040 E Fourth St, Gould Simpson 611, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    J Chem Ecol 39:76-89. 2013
    ..We propose that the observed differential effects of herbivory on oviposition choice are due to different characteristics (i.e., mutually beneficial or parasitic) of the insect-plant interaction...
  9. pmc Behavioral consequences of innate preferences and olfactory learning in hawkmoth-flower interactions
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Division of Neurobiology and Center for Insect Science, Arizona Research Laboratories, and Departments of Chemistry and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3404-9. 2008
    ..Behavioral flexibility and the olfactory contrast between flowers permit the hawkmoths to persist within a dynamic environment, while at the same time to function as the major pollinator of one plant species...
  10. pmc Antagonistic effects of floral scent in an insect-plant interaction
    Carolina E Reisenman
    Department of Neuroscience, College of Science, University of Arizona, 1040 East Fourth Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 0077, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2371-9. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Sperm chemotaxis as revealed with live and synthetic eggs
    Julie E Himes
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Biol Bull 220:1-5. 2011
    ..Egg mimics increase the capacity for experimental manipulation and enable realistic studies of sperm behavior even in the absence of female gametes...
  12. doi request reprint Endogenous signaling pathways and chemical communication between sperm and egg
    Patrick J Krug
    Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
    J Exp Biol 212:1092-100. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that endogenous signaling pathways have been co-opted for external communication between gametes, as an adaptation to increase reproductive success by promoting sperm navigation towards fertile eggs...
  13. pmc Olfactory modulation by dopamine in the context of aversive learning
    Andrew M Dacks
    Department of Neuroscience, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Neurophysiol 108:539-50. 2012
    ..We propose a model of olfactory modulation in which specific contexts trigger the release of different neuromodulators in the AL to increase olfactory output to downstream areas of processing...
  14. pmc The ecological and evolutionary consequences of sperm chemoattraction
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Neurosciences Program and Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4501-6. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Fertilization in the sea: the chemical identity of an abalone sperm attractant
    Jeffrey A Riffell
    Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:1439-50. 2002
    ..A natural gradient of L-tryptophan was therefore necessary and sufficient to promote recruitment of sperm to the surface of eggs in red abalone...
  16. pmc Neuroethology of oviposition behavior in the moth Manduca sexta
    Carolina E Reisenman
    Division of Neurobiology, Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0077, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1170:462-7. 2009
    ..Here we describe results from chemical-ecological, neurophysiological, and behavioral experiments aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms that control oviposition behavior in M. sexta...