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Characterization of dog repellent factor from cuticular secretion of female yellow dog tick, Haemaphysalis leachi

dc.contributor.authorBurger B.V.
dc.contributor.authorMarx B.
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux M.
dc.contributor.authorOelofsen B.W.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:59:31Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:59:31Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Chemical Ecology
dc.identifier.citation32
dc.identifier.citation1
dc.identifier.issn980331
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s10886-006-9356-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/11225
dc.description.abstractDuring its natural life cycle, the yellow dog tick, Haemaphysalis leachi, has three hosts, and it has to spend enough time on each of them to complete a blood meal. When irritated, the females of this tick species produce a cuticular secretion that contains a dog-repelling allomone. This improves the tick's chances of survival by deterring the dog from biting the tick off its body. Employing response-guided isolation techniques in conjunction with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, the defensive allomone of H. leachi was found to consist of the six homologous aliphatic aldehydes from hexanal to undecanal. A mixture of synthetic versions of these six aldehydes in quantities corresponding to those secreted by one tick elicited strong aversion reactions in the majority of dogs of various breeds. © 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
dc.subjectinsect repellent
dc.subjectchemical defense
dc.subjectanimal
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectchemistry
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectmass fragmentography
dc.subjecttick
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectGas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
dc.subjectInsect Repellents
dc.subjectTicks
dc.subjectAcari
dc.subjectCanis familiaris
dc.subjectHaemaphysalis leachi
dc.titleCharacterization of dog repellent factor from cuticular secretion of female yellow dog tick, Haemaphysalis leachi
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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