Chemical identification and ethological function of soldier-specific secretion in Japanese subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Rhinotermitidae).

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We identified the soldier-specific compounds in the Japanese subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus, to clarify their ethological roles. Silica gel column chromatography separated one major soldier-specific compound in the hexane fraction accounting for 70-80% of the total amount of the fraction, while cuticular hydrocarbons constituted the rest. We… (More)

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@article{Nguyen2011ChemicalIA, title={Chemical identification and ethological function of soldier-specific secretion in Japanese subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Rhinotermitidae).}, author={Tuan T. Nguyen and Kenji Kanaori and Masaru K Hojo and Tatsuro Kawada and Ryohei Yamaoka and Toshiharu Akino}, journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry}, year={2011}, volume={75 9}, pages={1818-22} }