Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in Insect Pheromone Identification: Three Extreme Case Histories

  • J. A. Pickett
Part of the Chromatographic Society Symposium Series book series (CSSS)


Use of modern gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for the identification of insect pheromones, using a minimum of insect material, is described for three extreme cases: (i) a mosquito oviposition pheromone: a GC-MS peak but no evidence of activity; (ii) the Siiona lineatus aggregation pheromone: no GC-MS peaks in active region; (iii) aphid sex pheromones: GC-MS peaks associated with activity — the ideal situation.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Pickett
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  1. 1.Rothamsted Experimental StationAFRC Institute of Arable Crops ResearchHarpenden, HertfordshireUK

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