Ips paraconfusus on synthetic diet with antibiotic
Byers, J.A. & Wood, D.L. 1981b. Antibiotic-induced
inhibition of pheromone synthesis in a bark beetle.
Ingestion of diet containing streptomycin inhibited the conversion of
myrcene, a host plant terpene, to the male-specific pheromones
ipsenol and ipsdienol in I. paraconfusus. Synthesis of cis-verbenol,
which is not a sex-specific pheromone, from the host plant terpene
(-)-alpha-pinene and other metabolites from these two terpenes
was not inhibited by the antibiotic.