Mammalian exocrine secretions. XIV: Constituents of preorbital secretion of steenbok, Raphicerus campestris

Citation
Bv. Burger et al., Mammalian exocrine secretions. XIV: Constituents of preorbital secretion of steenbok, Raphicerus campestris, J CHEM ECOL, 25(9), 1999, pp. 2099-2108
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY
ISSN journal
0098-0331 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
9
Year of publication
1999
Pages
2099 - 2108
Database
ISI
SICI code
0098-0331(199909)25:9<2099:MESXCO>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
In a study aimed primarily at qualitative comparison of the organic constit uents of the preorbital secretion of the steenbok, Raphicerus campestris, w ith those previously found in the preorbital secretion of the grysbok, R. m elanotis, 109 compounds were identified in the secretion of the steenbok. A lthough the secretions from the two antelope are similar in that they are m ostly long-chain, unbranched, saturated and unsaturated alcohols and variou s derivatives of these alcohols, only 22 of the identified compounds are pr esent in both secretions. This is a small percentage of the more than 260 c ompounds present in the secretion of the steenbok, which is much more compl ex than that of the grysbok.