Drones of the Dwarf Honey Bee Apis Florea Are Attracted to (2E)-9-Oxodecenoic Acid and (2E)-10-Hydroxydecenoic Acid

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The queen mandibular gland component (2E)-9-oxodecenoic acid (9-ODA) has been suggested to function as the major sex pheromone component in all honey bee species. In contrast to this hypothesis, chemical analyses showed that in the Asian dwarf honey bee species, Apis florea, a different decenoic acid, (2E)-10-hydroxydecenoic acid (10-HDA), is the major… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-009-9648-y

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