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(Z)-Dodec-3-en-1-ol, a common major component of the trail-following pheromone in the termites Kalotermitidae

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Abstract (Z)-Dodec-3-en-1-ol has been identified as the major component of the trail-following pheromone of nine species of Kalotermitidae belonging to six different genera, suggesting that this compound represents a common signal in this family of termites. The homogeneous nature of trail-following pheromones of Kalotermitidae well agrees with the monophyly of this family. It also supports the postulated position of this family as a sister group of the Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae, which also secrete C12-alcohols as trail-following pheromones. The significance of a trail pheromone in termites of the ‘one-piece' life type, which spend their whole life within the same piece of wood, is discussed.

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hal-00450644 , version 1 (26-01-2010)

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David Sillam-Dussès, Etienne Sémon, Alain Robert, Christian Bordereau. (Z)-Dodec-3-en-1-ol, a common major component of the trail-following pheromone in the termites Kalotermitidae. Chemoecology, 2009, 19 (2), pp.103-8. ⟨10.1007/s00049-009-0017-7⟩. ⟨hal-00450644⟩
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