Chemical properties of femoral gland secretions in the desert iguana,Dipsosaurus dorsalis

  title={Chemical properties of femoral gland secretions in the desert iguana,Dipsosaurus dorsalis},
  author={Allison C. Alberts},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  • A. Alberts
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
This study investigates the chemistry of femoral gland secretions in the desert iguana,Dipsosaurus dorsalis (Lacertilia: Iguanidae), and discusses their possible functional significance. Electrophoretic and proton NMR studies indicated that the secretions are composed of approximately 80 % protein and 20% lipid material. Individual differences in polyacrylamide gel banding patterns of femoral gland proteins were found. Reflectance spectroscopy revealed that the secretions strongly absorb… 

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