This is the website owned by Yooichi Kainoh. My major focus is chemical ecology of parasitic insects, especially plant volatiles that attract parasitoid wasps. We call this volatile chemical as HIPV (herbivore-induced plant volatiles). I am interested in the behavioral responses of those wasps to the volatiles and how these volatiles are induced and released. Other interest is the semiochemicals mediating the individuals of the same species (pheromone) and different species (kairomone or allomone). How these chemicals were evolved in nature and how it works in natural environment, which are the main topics in my studies. >>>>>> I will retire at the end of this year (March 2021). Thank you for your interest in my website.

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