Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 629–630 | Cite as

Unique occurrence of fenchol in the animal kingdom

  • M. Jacobson
  • K. Ohinata
Specialia

Summary

(−)-β-Fenchol, a compound occurring in plants but not heretofore reported to occur in an animal product, was isolated from volatiles released by adult male Mediterranean fruit flies,Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann, with the male's previously identified sex pheromones. It neither attracts females nor synergizes the pheromones, and its function remains unknown.

Keywords

Animal Product Animal Kingdom Unique Occurrence Ceratitis Capitata Fenchol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jacobson
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Ohinata
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biologically Active Natural Products LaboratoryAgricultural Research, SEA, USDABeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Subtropical Fruit Insects LaboratoryAgricultural Research, SEA, USDAHonoluluUSA

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