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Temporal and geographic variations in the morphology and chemical composition of the frontal gland in imagoes of Prorhinotermes species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

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    0329835 - UOCHB-X 2010 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Piskorski, Rafal - Hanus, Robert - Kalinová, Blanka - Valterová, Irena - Křeček, J. - Bourguignon, T. - Roisin, Y. - Šobotník, Jan
    Temporal and geographic variations in the morphology and chemical composition of the frontal gland in imagoes of Prorhinotermes species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Roč. 98, č. 2 (2009), s. 384-392 ISSN 0024-4066
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA600550614
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506
    Klíčová slova: defensive secretion * nitroalkenes * sesquiterpene hydrocarbons * termites
    Kód oboru RIV: CC - Organická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 2.040, rok: 2009

    The frontal gland is a prominent defensive device for termite soldiers, but almost nothing is known about its function in imagoes. We show that the frontal gland of imagoes in Prorhinotermes species is well developed at the time of the nuptial flight, and filled with a complex mixture of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and nitroalkenes. The composition varies between P. simplex and P. canalifrons, between geographically distant colonies of P. simplex (Cuba vs. Florida), and between different flights of closely related subcolonies. The volume of secretory cells decreases in functional kings and queens after colony foundation, and dealate reproductives lose the ability for biosynthesis, and their frontal gland is devoid of volatile compounds found in swarming imagoes.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0175763