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Decahydroquinolines from the venom of a formicinae ant, Oecophylla smaragdina
Das P., Dileepkumar R., Anaswara Krishnan S., Nair A.S., Dhar P.K., Oommen O.V.
Published in Elsevier Ltd
PMID: 25286394
Volume: 92
Pages: 50 - 53
Ecologically significant species in controlling pests, Oecophylla smaragdina uses its venom to paralyze their prey and to communicate with their colony mates. But no significant analysis of the ant's venom gland secretions has been carried out hitherto. This study describes the identification of venom constituents of Oecophylla smaragdina using coupled gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis. The results indicate the anticipated presence of a neurotoxin i.e., 2, 5 dipropyl decahydroquinoline and phenol, 2, 4-bis (1, 1 dimethylethyl). This is the first report on presence of decahydroquinolines in the venom of formicinae ant species of genera Oecophylla. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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