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Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina

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Applied BioSciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, NSW, Australia
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Horticulture and Forestry Science, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mareeba 4880, QLD, Australia
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Molecules 2020, 25(9), 2112; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092112
Received: 14 March 2020 / Revised: 23 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
The green tree ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, is one of only two recognized species of weaver ants. While the identity and functions of chemicals produced and emitted by its congener O. longinoda have been studied quite extensively and serve as a valuable model in chemical ecology research, little comparable information is available about O. smaragdina. Although some analyses of chemicals produced and emitted by O. smaragdina have been reported, the literature is fragmentary and incomplete for this species. To address this knowledge gap, and to enable comparisons in the chemical ecology of the two weaver ant species, we here describe diverse chemicals from the cuticle, Dufour’s glands, poison glands, head, headspace volatiles, and trails of O. smaragdina. View Full-Text
Keywords: Oecophylla smaragdina; cuticular hydrocarbons; headspace volatiles; chemical ecology Oecophylla smaragdina; cuticular hydrocarbons; headspace volatiles; chemical ecology
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Kempraj, V.; Park, S.J.; De Faveri, S.; Taylor, P.W. Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina. Molecules 2020, 25, 2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092112

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Kempraj V, Park SJ, De Faveri S, Taylor PW. Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina. Molecules. 2020; 25(9):2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092112

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Kempraj, Vivek; Park, Soo J.; De Faveri, Stefano; Taylor, Phillip W. 2020. "Overlooked Scents: Chemical Profile of Soma, Volatile Emissions and Trails of the Green Tree Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina" Molecules 25, no. 9: 2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092112

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