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Stylopsal: The First Identified Female-produced Sex Pheromone of Strepsiptera.
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PMID:  23143664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A female-produced sex pheromone of Stylops muelleri was identified as an unusually branched saturated aldehyde (9R)-3,5-syn-3,5,9-trimethyldodecanal. We named it stylopsal. Its structure was established by using mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and organic synthesis of candidate compounds. The synthetic standard of (9R)-3,5-syn-3,5,9-trimethyldodecanal gave identical chromatographic and mass spectrometric data as the natural pheromone and also was active in electroantennographic and behavioral assays. The female fat body lipids contained the corresponding fatty acid, indicating a possible link between lipid metabolism and the pheromone biosynthesis.
Josef Cvačka; Pavel Jiroš; Blanka Kalinová; Jakub Straka; Kateřina Cerná; Petr Sebesta; Aleš Tomčala; Soňa Vašíčková; Ullrich Jahn; Jan Sobotník
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chemical ecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-1561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Chem. Ecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7505563     Medline TA:  J Chem Ecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i., Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610, Prague 6, Czech Republic.
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