Isolation of the trail recruitment pheromone ofSolenopsis invicta

@article{VanderMeer2005IsolationOT,
  title={Isolation of the trail recruitment pheromone ofSolenopsis invicta},
  author={Robert K. Vander Meer and Francisco M. Alvarez and Clifford S. Lofgren},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={825-838}
}
TheSolenopsis invicta trail pheromone is synthesized by the Dufour's gland and is released through the sting apparatus. The recruitment subcategory of theS. invicta trail pheromone was shown to be composed of a mixture of the orientation pheromone, (Z,E)-α-farnesene and an unidentified homosesquiterpene consisting of three rings and one double bond (C-1). C-1 is present in worker Dufour's glands at only 75 pg per worker equivalent. This is the first report that demonstrates that different… Expand
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