The main aim of Melanie Unbehend’s PhD dissertation is to determine the level and importance of strain-specific sexual communication as prezygotic isolation barrier (a mating barrier) in Spodoptera frugiperda, which is a noctuid moth.
M. Unbehend, Variation in Sexual Communication and its Role in Divergence of Two Host Strains of the Noctuid Moth Spodoptera Frugiperda.
Prof. S.B.J. Menken
Prof. D.G. Heckel (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
Dr A.T. Groot
Free of charge