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Table 1.

Quantitative analysis of projection neuron responses to sex pheromone components and blend in the moth Agrotis ipsilon: experimental design and sample size

SpecificityIntensityDuration
Stimuli    
   Components Z7-12:OAc Z7-12:OAc Z7-12:OAc 
 Z9-14:OAc   
 Z11-16:OAc (+ Blend)   
   Doses 0.01 ng 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 ng 0.01–1 ng 
   Durations 200 ms 200 ms 100–2000 ms 
Number of animals 69 35 16 
Total number of neurons 157 68 26 
Complete record sets* 93a(68) 29b 17c 
SpecificityIntensityDuration
Stimuli    
   Components Z7-12:OAc Z7-12:OAc Z7-12:OAc 
 Z9-14:OAc   
 Z11-16:OAc (+ Blend)   
   Doses 0.01 ng 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 ng 0.01–1 ng 
   Durations 200 ms 200 ms 100–2000 ms 
Number of animals 69 35 16 
Total number of neurons 157 68 26 
Complete record sets* 93a(68) 29b 17c 
*

A record set was complete when a neuron was tested a with all three single components, b at all four doses or c at two or more durations, depending on the coding aspect studied

Numbers in parentheses are for the blend of all three components

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