Title: Pygidial gland of Azteca nr. bicolor and Azteca chartifex: Morphology and chemical identification of volatile components
Authors: d Nascimento, Ruth R. ×
Billen, Johan
Sant'ana, Anna E.G.
Morgan, E. David
Harada, Ana Y. #
Issue Date: Oct-1998
Publisher: Plenum publ corp
Series Title: Journal of chemical ecology vol:24 issue:10 pages:1629-1637
Abstract: The large paired reservoirs of the pygidial gland of Azteca nr. bicolor and A. chartifex represents the largest exocrine structure in the abdomen. The glands produce a secretion with a strong smell, which the ants release when they are disturbed. Analyses of the secretions by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) revealed a mixture of iridoids and ketones. A. nr. bicolor contains 2-heptanone (8%) and a mixture of three iridodial isomers, with trans-trans-iridodial as the major component (32%). A. chartifex contains 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one (13%) and the three isomeric iridodials with cis-trans-iridodial as the principal component (32%).
ISSN: 0098-0331
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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