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Defensive secretion of Therea petiveriana: chemical identification and evidence of an alarm function

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The volatile constituents of the supposed defensive secretions of the glandular pouches of the adults of both sexes of the cockroach Therea petiveriana have been shown to contain N-3-methylbutylacetamide (MBA) and N-3-methylbutylpropanamide (MBP), which represented 60% of the volatile fraction. The other 40% included acidic, aromatic, and aldehydic compounds. Behavioral experiments demonstrated that the secretion acts as an alarm pheromone for adults.

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hal-02677511 , version 1 (31-05-2020)

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Jean-Pierre Farine, Etienne Semon, Claude Everaerts, Dehbia Abed Vieillard, Philippe Grandcolas, et al.. Defensive secretion of Therea petiveriana: chemical identification and evidence of an alarm function. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2002, 28 (8), pp.1629-1640. ⟨10.1023/A:1019932630787⟩. ⟨hal-02677511⟩
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