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Exocrine gland secretions of virgin queens of five bumblebee species (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15813384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Secretions of three different glands (mandibular gland, labial gland, and Dufour's gland) of virgin queens of five bumblebee species (Bombus lucorum, B. lapidarius, B. hypnorum, B. pascuorum, and B. terrestris) were analysed. Around 200 compounds were identified in the secretions. The compositions of the secretions of labial and mandibular glands were species-specific. Dufour's gland of all species produced mainly hydrocarbons, both saturated and unsaturated, the proportions of which differed quantitatively between the species studied.
Lucie Cahlíková; Oldrich Hovorka; Vladimír Ptácek; Irena Valterová
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0939-5075     ISO Abbreviation:  Z. Naturforsch., C, J. Biosci.     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-07     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912155     Medline TA:  Z Naturforsch C     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo námestí 2, 16610 Praha 6, The Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Bees / classification*,  physiology*
Carboxylic Acids / chemistry,  metabolism
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / chemistry,  metabolism
Mass Spectrometry
Salivary Glands / secretion*
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carboxylic Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Unsaturated

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