Nasonov pheromone of the honey bee,Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
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- Pickett, J.A., Williams, I.H., Martin, A.P. et al. J Chem Ecol (1980) 6: 425. doi:10.1007/BF01402919
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Composition of the Nasonov pheromone of the honey bee has been reexamined using new procedures, including analysis of pheromone from single live insects by capillary column GC-MS. Two new components have been identified, nerol and (E,E)-farnesol, and the presence of components proposed previously has been confirmed. Absolute amounts or relative proportions of components in the pheromonal secretion have been determined.