Novel internally branched, internal alkenes as major components of the cuticular hydrocarbons of the primitive australian antNothomyrmecia macrops Clark (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@article{Brown2004NovelIB,
  title={Novel internally branched, internal alkenes as major components of the cuticular hydrocarbons of the primitive australian antNothomyrmecia macrops Clark (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={W. Brown and P. Jaisson and R. Taylor and M. Lacey},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={2623-2635}
}
  • W. Brown, P. Jaisson, +1 author M. Lacey
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • Internally mono- and dimethyl branched, internal alkenes, which constitute most of the cuticular hydrocarbon present on workers of the primitive Australian antNothomyrmecia macrops Clark, have been identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. They are the first such alkenes reported from insects. Also present are alkanes with similar carbon skeletons. The hydrocarbon patterns of three separateNothomyrmecia colonies were very similar. 
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