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Trail Pheromones: Responses of the Texas Leafcutting Ant, Atta texana to Select Halo- and Cyanopyrrole-2-Aldehydes, Ketones, and EstersAuthor(s): P. E. Sonnet; John C. Moser
Source: Environmental Entomology 2(5): 851–854
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionSeveral halo- and cyanopyrroles related to the trail pheromone of Atta texana (Buckley), were prepared and tested by a faster and more sensitive bioassay that was previously available. Responsiveness of the ants in descending order to these compounds, based on the substituent in the number two position, is: esters, methyl ketones, aldehydes. Slight activity was observed when the nitrogen atom of the pyrrole ring was alkylated.
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CitationSonnet, P. E.; Moser, John C. 1973. Trail Pheromones: Responses of the Texas Leafcutting Ant, Atta texana to Select Halo- and Cyanopyrrole-2-Aldehydes, Ketones, and Esters. Environmental Entomology 2(5): 851–854
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