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Insect Sci. 2016 Feb;23(1):94-104. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12200. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Effect of exposure to chlorpyrifos on the cuticular and internal lipid composition of Blattella germanica males.

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1
Laboratory of Natural Products Analysis, Department of Environmental Analysis, Institute for Environmental and Human Health Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, ul. Wita Stwosza 63, 80-308, Gdańsk.
2
Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818, Warszawa, Poland.

Abstract

The results of our research on the cuticular and internal lipids of Blattella germanica males provide new information on variation in the composition of the cuticular and internal lipids of B. germanica males after exposure to the presence of the insecticide. gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analyses were used to identify and quantify the cuticular and internal lipid composition in males and males exposed to insecticide. There were significantly more acids having an even number of carbon atoms in the molecule, and these were also generally in higher concentrations. The following acids were in a higher concentration: C16:0 and C18:1, C18:2, C18:0. In both males and males exposed to insecticide, 24 fatty acids ranging from C6 to C22 were determined. However, there was a significantly higher content of fatty acids in the surface lipids of B. germanica males after exposure to insecticide. Our results indicate a higher content of n-alkanes, sterols, particularly cholesterol, fatty acids, and fatty acid methyl esters in the B. germanica surface after exposure to chlorpyrifos than in males that were not exposed.

KEYWORDS:

Blattella germanica; GC-MS; chlorpyrifos; cockroach; cuticular and internal lipid

PMID:
25641824
DOI:
10.1111/1744-7917.12200
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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