Chemistry of the mandibular gland secretion of the ant Camponotus vagus

Murray S. Blum, L. Morel, Henry M. Fales

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1. 1. The cephalic secretion of males of the ant Camponotus vagus is dominated by methyl 6-methylsalicylate and the isocoumarin mellein. 2. 2. An isomeric farnesene and three farnesene-C5 homologues constitute minor concomitants of the aromatic compounds. 3. 3. A trace of mellein is detectable in extracts of worker heads whereas those of alate females contain only structural lipids. 4. 4. The possible chemotaxonomic and functional significance of these Camponotus natural products is discussed.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)251-252
Número de páginas2
PublicaciónComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
EstadoPublished - 1987
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Molecular Biology


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