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J Chem Ecol. 1982 Feb;8(2):463-70. doi: 10.1007/BF00987794.

Bioassay of compounds derived from the honeybee sting.

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AR, SEA, USDA, Bee Breeding and Stock Center Laboratory, 70808, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Abstract

Nine compounds identified from honeybee,Apis mettifera L., sting extracts and one compound identified from the honeybee mandibular gland were evaluated in a standardized laboratory test for their effectiveness in eliciting an alarm response from caged honeybees. Two,n-decyl acetate and benzyl alcohol, were judged ineffective as alarm pheromones. The remaining eight-2-nonanol, isopentyl acetate,n-butyl acetate,n-hexyl acetate, benzyl acetate, isopentyl alcohol, andn-octyl acetate from the sting and 2-heptanone from the mandibular gland-produced responses of similar frequency and strength.

PMID:
24414957
DOI:
10.1007/BF00987794

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