Mammalian pheromone studies - III : (E,E)-7,11,15-trimethyl-3methylenehexa-deca-1,6,10,14-tetraene, a new diterpene analogue of ß-farnesene from the dorsal gland of the springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis

Burger, B. V. ; Le Roux, Maritha ; Spies, H. S. C. ; Trutor, Verona ; Bigalke, R. C. (1978)

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The secretions produced by the cutaneous glands of mammals are generally considered to be involved in conspecific chemical communication, acting as pheromones. From a review of mammalian chemical ecology it appears that, although the known mammalian pheromones are of widely differing chemical nature, only a few terpenoid compounds have been identified in cutaneous secretions.

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