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Int. J. Mol. Sci., Volume 17, Issue 12 (December 2016)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Beyond their function of preventing water loss, cuticular lipids are also used as communication [...] Read more. Beyond their function of preventing water loss, cuticular lipids are also used as communication signals in symbioses involving ants, butterflies and plants. Cuticular compounds can enable interactions directly acting as allomones, or indirectly as kairomones or synomones. Generally, information carried by cuticular lipids is of a multifarious, not fully unraveled nature, influencing insect behavior and their coevolutionary pathways. Cover image by Dr. Elisa Plazio. View this paper.