Seasonal variation of lipids in femoral gland secretions of male green iguanas (Iguana iguana)

@article{Alberts2004SeasonalVO,
  title={Seasonal variation of lipids in femoral gland secretions of male green iguanas (Iguana iguana)},
  author={Allison C. Alberts and Thomas R. Sharp and Dagmar I. Werner and Paul J. Weldon},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={703-712}
}
Femoral gland secretions were collected from 21 captive adult male green iguanas (Iguana iguana) in Orotina, Costa Rica, and San Diego, California, during the breeding (November) and nonbreeding (March) seasons. Lipids were extracted with methylene chloride, weighed, separated by thin-layer chromatography, and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Free and esterified C14-C26 fatty acids, 5β-cholestan-3α-ol (epico-prostanol), cholest-5-en-3β-ol (cholesterol), cholest-5-en-24-methyl-3… 

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