publication . Article . 2018

Relationship Between Hydrocarbon Composition on the Cuticle of Melipona quadrifasciata (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Workers and the Secretion of the Cephalic Salivary Glands

Silvana B. Poiani; E.D. Morgan; Falko P. Drijfhout; Carminda da Cruz-Landim;
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  • Published: 11 Oct 2018 Journal: Sociobiology, volume 65, page 671 (issn: 0361-6525, eissn: 2447-8067, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Abstract
Made available in DSpace on 2019-10-05T02:02:44Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 0 Previous issue date: 2018-10-01 Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) Since chemical communication is pivotal for social insect success, the present paper aimed to quantify and qualify the chemical compounds that might have pheromonal role in both cephalic salivary gland and epicuticle of workers of Melipona quadrifasciata Lepeletier using gas chromatographymass spectrometry (GC/MS). The results indicated that the hydrocarbons were the main compounds in both cephalic salivary gland and epicuticle, followed by esters. Positive Mantel correspondence analysis sugges...
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free text keywords: Insect Science, CHC, labial gland, Mantel, pheromone, stingless bee, QH, Pheromone, Arthropod cuticle, Salivary gland, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Melipona quadrifasciata, Insect, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cuticle, Biology, Stingless bee, biology.organism_classification, Labial glands, Zoology
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