Identification of the Trail Pheromone of a Leaf-cutting Ant, Atta texana

@article{Tumlinson1971IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the Trail Pheromone of a Leaf-cutting Ant, Atta texana},
  author={J. Tumlinson and R. Silverstein and J. Moser and R. G. Brownlee and J. Ruth},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1971},
  volume={234},
  pages={348-349}
}
THERE are numerous reports of the isolation and identification of insect sex pheromones, and recently a termite trail-following pheromone was isolated and identified1, but this is the first isolation and identification of an ant trail pheromone to be reported. We have identified the major volatile component of the trail marking substance laid down by the town ant, Atta texana (Buckley), as methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate (I). The worker ants of Atta texana, whose trail marking substance… Expand
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