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Gas Chromatography Linked to Electroantennography: A Versatile Technique for Identifying Insect Semiochemicals

  • A. Cork
  • P. S. Beevor
  • A. J. E. Gough
  • D. R. Hall
Part of the Chromatographic Society Symposium Series book series (CSSS)

Summary

The efficient separating power of high resolution gas chromatography (HRGC) has been combined with the sensitivity and selectivity of electroantennography to produce a versatile technique for identifying insect olfactory stimulants. These chemicals are potentially useful as control agents by modifying insect behaviour. Here we describe the equipment currently used in our laboratory to conduct this work and discuss the scope and limitations of the technique experienced in the identification of a range of insect semiochemicals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cork
    • 1
  • P. S. Beevor
    • 1
  • A. J. E. Gough
    • 1
  • D. R. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Overseas Development Natural Resources InstituteChatham MaritimeChatham, KentUK

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