Identification of the white peach scale sex pheromone - An illustration of micro techniques

R. R. Heath, J. R. McLaughlin, James Homer Tumlinson, III, T. R. Ashley, R. E. Doolittle

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Abstract

Micro techniques were used to obtain spectroscopic and degradative information from less than 5μg of the sex attractant of female white peach scale, Pseudaulascaspis pentagons (Targioni-Tozzetti) isolated from airborne collections. The pheromone was identified as (Z)-3,9-dimethyl-6-isopropenyl-3,9-decadien-1-ol propionate. Both enantiomers of the Z isomer and also the enantiomers of the E isomer were prepared from (R)-or (S)-limonene. Bioassays of material with minimum enantiomeric purity of 95% showed that at extreme dilution only the R,Z isomer attracted male white peach scale; however activity of the S,Z enantiomer could not be completely excluded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)941-953
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1979

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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Heath, R. R. ; McLaughlin, J. R. ; Tumlinson, III, James Homer ; Ashley, T. R. ; Doolittle, R. E. / Identification of the white peach scale sex pheromone - An illustration of micro techniques. In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 1979 ; Vol. 5, No. 6. pp. 941-953.
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In: Journal of Chemical Ecology, Vol. 5, No. 6, 01.11.1979, p. 941-953.

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