Chemical Characterization of Territorial Marking Fluid of Male Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris

  title={Chemical Characterization of Territorial Marking Fluid of Male Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris},
  author={Ben V. Burger and Marlize Z. Viviers and Jan P. I. Bekker and Maritha le Roux and N Fish and Wouter Fourie and Gunnar Weibchen},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
The territorial marking fluid of the male Bengal tiger, Panthera tigris, consists of a mixture of urine and a small quantity of lipid material that may act as a controlled-release carrier for the volatile constituents of the fluid. Using gas chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, 98 volatile compounds and elemental sulfur were identified in the marking fluid. Another 16 volatiles were tentatively identified. The majority of these compounds were alkanols, alkanals, 2-alkanones… 
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