Soldier defense secretions ofTrinervitermes bettonianus (Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae): Chemical variation in allopatric populations

@article{Prestwich2004SoldierDS,
  title={Soldier defense secretions ofTrinervitermes bettonianus (Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae): Chemical variation in allopatric populations},
  author={Glenn D. Prestwich and Doris Chen},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={147-157}
}
The soldier defense secretions of major and minor soldiers of the East African nasute termiteTrinervitermes bettonianus were analyzed chromatographically and spectrometrically, and the diterpene and monoterpene constituents were determined for three allopatric populations. Incipient colonies from one population raised on food from a second population produced their population-specific terpene pattern independent of food source. Secretion compositions are thus genetically rather than… Expand
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