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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorMahamat, H.
dc.contributor.authorOdongo, H.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T08:16:49Z
dc.date.available2014-02-28T08:16:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-11
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science / Volume 20 / Issue 01 / March 2000, pp 1-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9119
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S174275840001777Xen_US
dc.description.abstractDifferent blends of five chromatographically prominent components of the pheromone emission of gregarious-phase mature desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Forskål) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) males were bioassayed for their maturation-accelerating effects on immature counterparts. The blend of all five components, namely anisóle, veratrole, benzaldehyde, phenylacetonitrile and 4-vinylveratrole was as effective as the emission from live mature males in accelerating the onset of mating in immature males. Subtraction of anisóle had no significant effect but removal of any one of the other four components significantly reduced the acceleration potency of the resulting blends. The maximum reduction occurred in the absence of phenylacetonitrile which appears to be critical to the activity of the blend. The magnitude of reduction in maturation acceleration that resulted from the subtraction of the other three components suggests that, although present in lesser relative amounts, these compounds contribute significantly to the activity of the full blend. Some differences were found between the onset of integumental yellowing and mating which indicate that blends of slightly different compositions are involved in promoting these two physiological processes.en_US
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectdesert locusten_US
dc.subjectSchistocerca gregariaen_US
dc.subjectmaturation accelerationen_US
dc.subjectphenylacetonitrileen_US
dc.subjectbenzaldehydeen_US
dc.subjectveratroleen_US
dc.subject4-vinylveratroleen_US
dc.subjectanisoleen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Different Components of the Pheromone Emission of Mature Males of the Desert Locust, Schistocerca Gregaria (Forskål) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Accelerating Maturation of Immature Adultsen_US
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