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The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) is a major polyphagous pest widespread in Australia and several Pacific Islands. Bacteria present on the host plant phyllosphere supply proteins, essential for egg development and the sexual maturity of female fruit flies. We investigated the role of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) to attract sexually immature females. Four Enterobacteriaceae commonly found on the host plant and in the gut of B. tryoni were cultured under different pHdoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-1574424/v1 fatcat:v4f7wdwrxzb73htc74fbjkjcky