ITEM VIEW

Mammalian exocrine secretions. XII: Constituents of interdigital secretions of bontebok, Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, and blesbok, D. d. phillipsi

dc.contributor.authorBurger, B. V.
dc.contributor.authorNell, A. E.
dc.contributor.authorSpies, H. S. C.
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux, M.
dc.contributor.authorBigalke, R. C.
dc.contributor.authorBrand, P. A. J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:59:32Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:59:32Z
dc.date.issued1999-09
dc.identifier.citationBurger, B. V. et al. 1999. Mammalian exocrine secretions. XII: Constituents of interdigital secretions of bontebok, Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, and blesbok, D. d. phillipsi. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 25(9):2057-2087, doi:10.1023/A:1021036823079.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1573-1561 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0098-0331 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1023/A:1021036823079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/11235
dc.description.abstractIn addition to the nine compounds identified in the interdigital secretion of the bontebok, Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, in a previous study, 76 compounds belonging to different compound types, were identified in the interdigital secretions of the bontebok and the blesbok, D. d. phillipsi. These compounds include alkanes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, fatty acids, terpenoids, γ-lactones, an isopropyl ester, long-chain hydroxyesters, 2- substituted pyridines, phenols, steroids, and dimethylsulfone. No qualitative differences were found between secretions from the two sexes or from animals from different habitats. Although no attempt was made to correlate territorial behavior or other behavioral phenomena with the qualitative composition of interdigital secretions from individual animals, available information seems to indicate that quantitative differences probably do not have a major semiochemical function. Only two species of bacteria, Bacillus brevis and Planococcus citreus, were found in the interdigital pouches of male and female members of the two subspecies, regardless of the habitat of the animals. B. brevis synthesized, among other unidentified constituents, (Z)-3-penten-2-ol, 2-hexanone, 2-octanone, 2-nonanone, tetradecanoic acid, pentadecanoic acid, heptadecanoic acid, octadecanoic acid, (Z)-9-hexadecenoic acid, and isopropyl hexadecanoate in vitro, while P. citreus produced, among others, the γ-lactones dodecan-4-olide and (Z)-6-dodecen-4-olide, which is one of the major constituents of the interdigital secretions of both subspecies. Some components of the interdigital secretions are not present in the interdigital glandular tissue, and the possibility is discussed that these compounds could be produced by microbiological activity in the interdigital pouch.en_ZA
dc.format.extent28 p.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag
dc.subjectAntelopes -- Physiologyen_ZA
dc.subjectExocrine glands -- Secretionen_ZA
dc.subjectMammalian semiochemicalsen_ZA
dc.subjectMammals -- Pheromonesen_ZA
dc.subjectChemical communicationen_ZA
dc.subjectMass spectrometryen_ZA
dc.titleMammalian exocrine secretions. XII: Constituents of interdigital secretions of bontebok, Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, and blesbok, D. d. phillipsien_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Version
dc.rights.holderSpringer Verlag


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW