Repellent Properties of δ-Octalactone Against the Tsetse Fly, Glossina morsitans MorsitansJournal of Insect Science (2008)
Abstractδ-octalactone, produced by several Bovidae, has been suggested as a potential repellant of tsetse fly attack. Racemic δ-octalactone was synthesized via an abbreviated route. The product was assayed against 3-day old starved teneral female tsetse flies, Glossina morsitans morsitans Wiedemann (Diptera: Glossinidae), in a choice wind tunnel and found to be a potent tsetse repellent at doses ≥0.05 mg in 200 μl of paraffin oil (0.05 >p >0.01).
- choice wind tunnel,
- racemic o-octalactone synthesis
Publication DateMay, 2008
Citation InformationMartin T. Mwangi, Nicholas K. Gikonyo and Isaiah O. Ndiege. "Repellent Properties of δ-Octalactone Against the Tsetse Fly, Glossina morsitans Morsitans" Journal of Insect Science Vol. 8 Iss. 43 (2008)
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