Chemical defense secretions of some species of Malaysian rhinotermitidae (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae)

@article{Chuah1990ChemicalDS,
  title={Chemical defense secretions of some species of Malaysian rhinotermitidae (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae)},
  author={Chen-Nee Chuah and Swee Han Goh and Yow Pong Tho},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1990},
  volume={16},
  pages={685-692}
}
The defense secretions of the soldiers of the Malaysian rhinotermitid,Parrhinotermes aequalis (Havilandi) andP. pygmaeus (John),Termitogeton planus (Havilandi) andSchedorhinotermes malaccensis (Holmgren) consist mainly of vinyl ketones, whereas that ofProrhinotermes flavus (Bugnion & Popoff) gives (E)-1-nitropentadecene. The chemistry of the defense secretions ofParrhinotermes andTermitogeton is documented and based on their chemical relationships;Termitogeton shows a closer affinity to the… CONTINUE READING