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Behavioural Response of Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to Quinazolines
Centro de Investigaciones de Plagas e Insecticidas (CIPEIN-CITEFA/CONICET), J.B. de La Salle 4397, (1603) Villa Martelli, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Ambientales, CSIC Jordi Girona, 18-26, 08034-Barcelona, Spain
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, United Kingdom
Escuela de Posgrado, Universidad Nacional de General San Martín, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Received: 9 November 2004; in revised form: 29 June 2005 / Accepted: 29 June 2005 / Published: 30 September 2005
Abstract: The behavioural responses of the haematophagous bug Triatoma infestans towards some previously identified components of its faeces: 4-methylquinazoline, 2,4- dimethylquinazoline and their mixtures were evaluated using a video tracking system. Fifth instar nymphs and females but not males were significantly attracted to polyethylene glycol formulations of 4-methyl + 2,4-dimethylquinazoline (50 μg each). Fifth instar nymphs were also attracted to 4-methylquinazoline alone (50 μg) but females were only attracted by the mixture of both methyl quinazolines (50 μg each). Syntheses of both methyl quinazolines were carried out starting from 2-aminoacetophenone by modifying the conditions of reported procedures.
Keywords: 4-Methylquinazoline; 2; 4-dimethylquinazoline; aggregation behaviour; Triatoma infestans
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Alzogaray, R.A.; Fontán, A.; Camps, F.; Masuh, H.; Santo Orihuela, P.; Fernández, D.; Cork, A.; Zerba, E. Behavioural Response of Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to Quinazolines. Molecules 2005, 10, 1190-1196.
Alzogaray RA, Fontán A, Camps F, Masuh H, Santo Orihuela P, Fernández D, Cork A, Zerba E. Behavioural Response of Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to Quinazolines. Molecules. 2005; 10(9):1190-1196.
Alzogaray, R. A.; Fontán, A.; Camps, F.; Masuh, H.; Santo Orihuela, P.; Fernández, D.; Cork, A.; Zerba, E. 2005. "Behavioural Response of Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to Quinazolines." Molecules 10, no. 9: 1190-1196.