Chemical analysis of compounds extracted from the tergal "spots" of Lutzomyia longipalpis from Brazil
Ward, Richard Douglas
Molyneux, D. H
Shaw, Jeffrey Jon
The chemical composition ofthe compounds contained in the tergal spots of Lutzomyia longipalpis was investigated. Four populations of L. longipalpis were examined, originating from: Sobral, Ceará, Brazil (one spot and two spot populations), Santarém, Pará, Brazil (one spot) and Marajó Island, Pará, Brazil (one spot). The tergal spots were dissected out, extracted in hexane and analysed on a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. Two compounds were found, identical to compounds found in earlier studies, but there was no correlation between number oftergal spots and type of compound present. It was suggested that the number of tergal spots could not be used as a marker for reproductively isolated populations, and that analysis of the compound present within the spots might be necessary to characterize potentially good vector populations.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationPHILLIPS, A. et al. Chemical analysis of compounds extracted from the tergal "spots" of Lutzomyia longipalpis from Brazil. Acta Tropica, v. 43, p. 271-276, 1986.
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Análise Química / estatística & dados numéricos