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New products of defense secretion in south east Asian whip scorpions (Arachnida: Uropygi: Thelyphonida).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15813383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Secretion products from the opisthosomal defense gland of south east Asian whip scorpions were identified for the first time by gas-chromatography and mass-spectrometry. Specimens of the genera Hypoctonus, Typopeltis and Ginosigma were tested. While some ingredients are present in large concentrations, others are possibly only side products and may be synthesized more incidentally. For this reason no important functional role is attributed to them. There are considerable individual differences concerning the concentrations of various ingredients. While the secretion products of most species of the genus Typopeltis--similar to Mastigoproctus--are characterized by acetic and octanoic acid in large concentrations, the secretion product of Hypoctonus siamensis provides octanoic acid only in a very low concentration but it is characterized by hexyl acetate.
Authors:
Joachim Haupt; Frank Müller
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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:  579-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Ecology, Technical University Berlin (FR 1-1), D-10587 Berlin, Germany. hptjeiic@mailbox.tu-berlin.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acetic Acid / metabolism*
Animals
Asia, Southeastern
Carboxylic Acids / metabolism*
Geography
Scorpions / classification*,  physiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carboxylic Acids; 64-19-7/Acetic Acid

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