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Chemical defenses of arthropods
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Fundamentals of insect physiology.
INSECT PHYSIOLOGY: PROBLEMS IN TERMINOLOGY (M. Blum). Circulatory Systems (J. Woodring). Nutrition and Digestive Organs (J. McFarlane). Excretory Systems (D. Cochran). The Integument (H. Hepburn).Expand
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The chemistry of fire ant venom
Abstract Five alkaloids, three trans-2-methyl-6-alkylpiperidines, and two unsaturated analogues, have been identified in the venom of the red form of the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima. TheExpand
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Semiochemical parsimony in the Arthropoda.
  • M. Blum
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 1996
A wide variety of arthropods have adapted their own semiochemicals to subserve multiple functions in diverse contexts. Semiochemicals, the pheromones and allomones, have been detected in arthropodExpand
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Cuticular hydrocarbons and defensive compounds ofReticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) andR. santonensis (feytaud): Polymorphism and chemotaxonomy
Colonies ofReticulitermes flavipes andR. santonensis were collected from the southeastern United States (Georgia) and the southwest of France (Charente-maritime). Defensive compounds and cuticularExpand
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Biochemical evolution in fire ant venoms
Abstract The distribution of 2,6-dialkyl(and alkenyl-)piperidine alkaloids in the venom of fire ant workers of Solenopsis xyloni, S. geminata, S. richteri , and S. invicta has been compared with theExpand
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Citral in stingless bees: isolation and functions in trail-laying and robbing.
Abstract The mandibular gland secretion of workers of the stingless bee Trigona subterranea is dominated by geranial and neral, the two stereoisomers of citral. This terpene is a powerful attractantExpand
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