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1-Pentadecene Production in Tribolium confusum.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Volume
172
Issue
3978
Pages
60–61
Identifiers
PMID: 17736498
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Odoriferous glands of Tribolium confusum produce volatile compounds which are stored in special reservoirs. Besides the previously reported 2-methyl- and 2-ethyl-1,4-benzoquinones, a new compound, 1-pentadecene, was isolated. The acyclic C(14)H(26)O ketone previously reported was not present. 1-Pentadecene is thought to facilitate absorption of the admixed quinones by Tribolium enemies.

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