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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 2, 2002, pp. 435-436
Bioline Code: oc02084
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 2, 2002, pp. 435-436

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Isolation and Identification of 9-methylgermacrene-B as the Putative Sex Pheromone of Lutzomyia cruzi check for this species in other resources (Mangabeira, 1938) (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Reginaldo P Brazil & JGC Hamilton

Abstract

Lutzomyia ( Lutzomyia) cruzi check for this species in other resources has been named as a probable vector of Leishmania chagasi check for this species in other resources in Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Taxonomically L. cruzi is closely related to the L. longipalpis species complex. Females of L. cruzi and L. longipalpis are morphologically indistinguishable and associated males must be examined carefully to confirm identifications. Chemical analysis hexane extracts of male L. cruzi has revealed the presence of a 9-methylgermacrene-B (C16), a homosesquiterpene (mw 218) previously shown to be the sex pheromone of one of the members of the L. longipalpis species complex.

Keywords
Phlebotominae - Lutzomyia cruzi check for this species in other resources - sex pheromone - 9-methylgermacrene-B

 
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