Bombykal, a Sex Pheromone of the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta

Alvin N. Starratt, Norman Allen, John G Hildebrand, Thomas L. Payne, Herbert Röller, Karl H. Dahm

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The first sex pheromone of a Sphinx moth has been isolated from Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with the aid of an electroantennogram assay. It is attractive to males in a field test where its activity might be augmented by a second component in female extracts. Chemical tests and chromatographic properties identify the pheromone as a C16-aldehyde with a pair of conjugated double bonds. (E, Z)-10, 12-hexadecadienal, (“bombykal”) was identical with the natural product. The comparison includes chromatography on three different capillary columns and determination of specific activities in the electroantennogram test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Volume34
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Manduca
Sphingidae
Sex Attractants
Moths
Manduca sexta
sex pheromones
electroantennography
Lepidoptera
Pheromones
Chromatography
Biological Products
Aldehydes
Assays
testing
aldehydes
pheromones
chromatography
extracts
assays
bombykal

Keywords

  • Manduca sexta
  • Pheromones
  • Sex Attractant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry

Cite this

Bombykal, a Sex Pheromone of the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta. / Starratt, Alvin N.; Allen, Norman; Hildebrand, John G; Payne, Thomas L.; Röller, Herbert; Dahm, Karl H.

In: Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, 01.02.1979, p. 9-12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starratt, Alvin N. ; Allen, Norman ; Hildebrand, John G ; Payne, Thomas L. ; Röller, Herbert ; Dahm, Karl H. / Bombykal, a Sex Pheromone of the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta. In: Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences. 1979 ; Vol. 34, No. 1-2. pp. 9-12.
@article{a007b329d7a340ab9f519ef5634618fe,
title = "Bombykal, a Sex Pheromone of the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta",
abstract = "The first sex pheromone of a Sphinx moth has been isolated from Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with the aid of an electroantennogram assay. It is attractive to males in a field test where its activity might be augmented by a second component in female extracts. Chemical tests and chromatographic properties identify the pheromone as a C16-aldehyde with a pair of conjugated double bonds. (E, Z)-10, 12-hexadecadienal, (“bombykal”) was identical with the natural product. The comparison includes chromatography on three different capillary columns and determination of specific activities in the electroantennogram test.",
keywords = "Manduca sexta, Pheromones, Sex Attractant",
author = "Starratt, {Alvin N.} and Norman Allen and Hildebrand, {John G} and Payne, {Thomas L.} and Herbert R{\"o}ller and Dahm, {Karl H.}",
year = "1979",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1515/znc-1979-1-206",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "9--12",
journal = "Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences",
issn = "0939-5075",
publisher = "Verlag der Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung",
number = "1-2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Bombykal, a Sex Pheromone of the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta

AU - Starratt, Alvin N.

AU - Allen, Norman

AU - Hildebrand, John G

AU - Payne, Thomas L.

AU - Röller, Herbert

AU - Dahm, Karl H.

PY - 1979/2/1

Y1 - 1979/2/1

N2 - The first sex pheromone of a Sphinx moth has been isolated from Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with the aid of an electroantennogram assay. It is attractive to males in a field test where its activity might be augmented by a second component in female extracts. Chemical tests and chromatographic properties identify the pheromone as a C16-aldehyde with a pair of conjugated double bonds. (E, Z)-10, 12-hexadecadienal, (“bombykal”) was identical with the natural product. The comparison includes chromatography on three different capillary columns and determination of specific activities in the electroantennogram test.

AB - The first sex pheromone of a Sphinx moth has been isolated from Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with the aid of an electroantennogram assay. It is attractive to males in a field test where its activity might be augmented by a second component in female extracts. Chemical tests and chromatographic properties identify the pheromone as a C16-aldehyde with a pair of conjugated double bonds. (E, Z)-10, 12-hexadecadienal, (“bombykal”) was identical with the natural product. The comparison includes chromatography on three different capillary columns and determination of specific activities in the electroantennogram test.

KW - Manduca sexta

KW - Pheromones

KW - Sex Attractant

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0018390996&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0018390996&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1515/znc-1979-1-206

DO - 10.1515/znc-1979-1-206

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0018390996

VL - 34

SP - 9

EP - 12

JO - Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences

JF - Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences

SN - 0939-5075

IS - 1-2

ER -