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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 449–455 | Cite as

Female sex pheromone of the german cockroach,Blattella germanica (L.) (Orthoptera: Blattellidae), responsible for male wing-raising II. 29-Hydroxy-3,11-dimethyl-2-nonacosanone

  • Ritsuo Nishida
  • Tetsuo Sato
  • Yasumasa Kuwahara
  • Hiroshi Fukami
  • Shoziro Ishii
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Abstract

One component of the sex pheromone responsible for wing-raising in courtship behaviors ofBlattella germanica males was isolated from cuticular wax of the mature females and identified as 29-hydroxy-3,11-dimethyl-2-nonacosanone. This component showed the activity at a concentration as low as 3 μg/ml in carbon tetrachloride on the behavioral bioassay.

Key words

German cockroach Blattella germanica sex pheromone isolation identification 29-hydroxy-3 11-dimethyl-2-nonacosanone 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritsuo Nishida
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Sato
    • 1
  • Yasumasa Kuwahara
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Fukami
    • 1
  • Shoziro Ishii
    • 1
  1. 1.Pesticide Research InstituteCollege of Agriculture Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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