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J Insect Sci. 2008;8:1-4. doi: 10.1673/031.008.4301.

Repellent properties of delta-octalactone against the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa 423 CB, Iowa City, IA 52241, USA. martin-mwangi@uiowa.edu

Abstract

Delta-octalactone, produced by several Bovidae, has been suggested as a potential repellant of tsetse fly attack. Racemic delta-octalactone was synthesized via an abbreviated route. The product was assayed against 3-day old starved teneral female tsetse flies, Glossina morsitans morsitans Wiedemann (Diptera: Glossinidae), in a choice wind tunnel and found to be a potent tsetse repellent at doses >or=0.05 mg in 200 microl of paraffin oil (0.05 >p >0.01).

PMID:
20298116
PMCID:
PMC3127398
DOI:
10.1673/031.008.4301
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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