The SPECTROstar Nano is proposed to be used to investigate the genes and proteins involved between insects and these semiochemicals. Specifically, the interactions between small lipophilic molecules with odorant binding proteins (OBPs) will be investigated. The peripheral perception of odorants and odorant receptors that are necessary for triggering specific behavioral responses will also be investigated. The many different features of the SPECTROstar Nano will be used to aid in this research.
Learn more about this research proposal here: http://www.bmglabtech.com/promotion/olfactory-proteins-absorbance-proposal.cfm.