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The evolution of symmetrical snapping in termite soldiers need not lead to reduced chemical defence

  1. 1. 0446511 - UOCHB-X 2016 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Kyjaková, Pavlína - Dolejšová, Klára - Krasulová, Jana - Bednárová, Lucie - Hadravová, Romana - Pohl, Radek - Hanus, Robert
    The evolution of symmetrical snapping in termite soldiers need not lead to reduced chemical defence.
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Roč. 115, č. 4 (2015), s. 818-825 ISSN 0024-4066
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GP13-25354P
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61388963
    Klíčová slova: termites * soldiers * chemical defence * diterpene * cavitene * frontal gland
    Kód oboru RIV: CB - Analytická chemie, separace
    Impakt faktor: 1.984, rok: 2015

    We show that the symmetrical snapping soldiers of the Neotropical termite Cavitermes tuberosus possess a well-developed frontal gland, producing a blend of unbranched alkenes and alkadienes combined with three diterpene hydrocarbons, derived from a novel bicyclic hydrocarbon skeleton. We characterized the molecular structure of the most abundant of these diterpenes and proposed for it a trivial name, cavitene.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0248490