Termite Queen Substance: 9-Oxodec-trans-2-enoic Acid

@article{Sannasi1972TermiteQS,
  title={Termite Queen Substance: 9-Oxodec-trans-2-enoic Acid},
  author={A. Sannasi and C. George},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1972},
  volume={237},
  pages={457-457}
}
EXTRACTS of honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens inhibit the development of supplementary reproductives in the termite, Kalotermes flavicollis1. Similarly, extracts of a whole queen of the termite, Odontotermes genus2, and queen heads of O. assmuthi inhibit queen rearing by workers of A. mellifera2 and A. cerana (unpublished work of A. S. et al.) and also development of the workers' ovaries of these species. These observations indicate that the “queen substance” of honeybees and termites exhibits… Expand

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