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  • E. Morgan
  • Biology, Chemistry
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
  • 15 June 2009
Comparative study of the cuticular hydrocarbon composition of Melipona bicolor Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera, Meliponini) workers and queens.
TLDR
The newly emerged workers and young queens (virgins) had similar cuticular hydrocarbon profiles, which were different from those of the males, and the queens have more abdominal tegumentary glands than the workers, which apparently are the source of the new cuticular compounds.
Chemical sorcery for sociality: Exocrine secretions of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
TLDR
The wide range of chemical compounds in exocrine glands of ants are illustrated here with examples, extending over a broad spectrum of volatile organic compounds used in communication, as part of the social organisation of species.
Trail pheromones of ants.
Abstract The study of trail laying, recruitment of workers and trail-following by worker ants comprises a co-operative study of entomologists and chemists that has resulted in the identification of
Interspecific Trail Following and Commensalism Between the Ponerine Ant Gnamptogenys menadensis and the Formicine Ant Polyrhachis rufipes
TLDR
The first report of commensalism between a ponerine and a formicine ant is reported, and the workers of Polyrhachis rufipes show a typical aggressive antennal boxing to which Gnamptogenys reacts with a submissive behavior.
Biosynthesis in Insects
TLDR
This work aims to characterize the phytochemical properties of terpenes and investigate their role in the regulation of infectious disease and fungal growth.
Colony-level and season-specific variation in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of individual workers in the ant Formica truncorum
TLDR
Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of individual workers of the ant Formica truncorum were measured and found to contain relatively few hydrocarbons, but small amounts of the corresponding alkenes were also present.
Workers of the stingless bee Melipona scutellaris are more similar to males than to queens in their cuticular compounds
The cuticular compounds from the wings of workers, males and queens of the stingless bee Melipona scutellaris Latreille 1811 were analysed by combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. This has
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