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Title: 4-Methyl-1-hepten-3-one, the Defensive Compound from Agathemera elegans (Philippi) (Phasmatidae) Insecta
Authors: Schmeda-Hirschmann, G.
Keywords: Agathemera elegans, Phasmatidae, Defense Secretion, 4-Methyl-1-hepten-3-one
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Verlag Z Naturforsch
Citation: Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung C-A Journal of Biosciences 61(7-8): 592-594
Abstract: Insects of the genus Agathemera (Phasmatidae) live in the Chilean Andes over 1500 m above sea level. On disturbing, the insects release a spray that can cause temporary blindness in humans. Very little is known on the composition of chemicals used for defense by South American phasmids. Here we show that both female and male defensive secretion of Agathemera elegans is made up of 4-methyl-1-hepten-3-one. The compound is reported for the first time as a natural product.
Description: Schmeda-Hirschmann,G. (reprint author). Laboratorio de Química de Productos Naturales, Instituto de Química de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Talca, Casilla 747, Talca, Chile
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/4316
ISSN: 0939-5075
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