insect chemistry

insect chemistry - THE FASCINATING CHEMISTRY OF INSECTS...

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1 THE FASCINATING CHEMISTRY OF INSECTS INSECTS DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE EATEN
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2 MILKWEED CARDENOLIDES VICEROY MONARCH POEKILOCERUS BUFONIUS CALACTIN AND CALOTROPIN BOMBARDIER BEETLE BEETLES MAKE UP A QUARTER OF ALL KNOWN ANIMALS
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3 THOMAS EISNER JERROLD MEINWALD OH OH O O H 2 O 2 enzyme +H 2 O HEAT! +
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4 O O O O CH 3 CH 3 Cantharidin "Spanish fly" USED BY THE BEETLES TO PROTECT THEIR EGGS LETHAL DOSE FOR A HUMAN IS A FEW MILLIGRAMS BARK BEETLES FRASS: “BORING DUST” AND FECES EXPELLED BY THE MALE CONTAINS: A PHEROMONAL MIX OF IPSENOL, IPSDIENOL AND CIS-VERBENOL
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5 MYRCENE HO HO MYRCENE IPSENOL IPSDIENOL BARK BEETLE PHEROMONE THE BLACK-BELLIED CLERID USES AGGREGATION PHEROMONE OF BARK BEETLES TO TRACK THEM DOWN FIRST PHEROMONE ISOLATED WAS THAT OF THE SILKWORM MOTH BY ADOLPH BUTENANDT IN THE 1950s 500,000 FEMALE MOTHS YIELDED 6.4 mgs OF BOMBYKOL
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6 OTHER STEROISOMERS OF BOMBYKOL WERE MUCH LESS ACTIVE. RECEPTOR CAN DETECT THESE CHANGES IN MOLECULAR STRUCTURE.
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2009 for the course BIOL 202 taught by Professor Y during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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