2-Hydroxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone from the salivary gland of the soldier termitesOdontotermes magdalenae
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By gas chromatography — mass spectrometry and comparison with authentic samples, 2-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone was identified for the first time in the salivary gland secretion of the termite soldiers ofOdontotermes magdalenae, in addition to previously reported benzoquinones.
Key words2-Hydroxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone Odontotermes magdalenae scrub savannah salivary glands chemical defence chemical ecology
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