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Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina

Kempraj, V., Park, S. J., De Faveri, S. and Taylor, P. W. (2020) Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina. Molecules, 25 (9). p. 2112. ISSN 1420-3049

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092112

Publisher URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/9/2112

Abstract

The green tree ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, is one of only two recognized species of weaver ants. While the identity and functions of chemicals produced and emitted by its congener O. longinoda have been studied quite extensively and serve as a valuable model in chemical ecology research, little comparable information is available about O. smaragdina. Although some analyses of chemicals produced and emitted by O. smaragdina have been reported, the literature is fragmentary and incomplete for this species. To address this knowledge gap, and to enable comparisons in the chemical ecology of the two weaver ant species, we here describe diverse chemicals from the cuticle, Dufour’s glands, poison glands, head, headspace volatiles, and trails of O. smaragdina.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Oecophylla smaragdina; cuticular hydrocarbons; headspace volatiles; chemical ecology
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Biology > Biochemistry
Deposited On:24 Aug 2020 22:27
Last Modified:24 Aug 2020 22:27

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