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    • Keywords


      Scent glands; Chrysocoris purpureus ; aliphatic compounds; secondary metabolites; defensive

    • Abstract


      The chemical analysis of the abdominal scent glands ofChrysocoris purpureus Westw, showed the presence oftrans hex-2-enal, n-dodecane,trans hex-2-enyl butyrate and n-octyl acetate. The scent components are metabolically synthesized within the cells of exocrine glands of bugs and are used as defensive in nature. They do not show any correlation with the secondary metabolites of the host plant.

    • Author Affiliations


      C Janaiah1 S J Leela Kumari1 P S Rao2 P Surender1

      1. Department of Zoology, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506 009, India
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