Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (434.0 KB bytes)

Title: Caste specific alkaloid chemistry of Solenopsis maboya and S

Author: Torres, J.A.; Zottig, V.E.; Co, J.E.; Jones, T.H.; Snelling, R.R.;

Date: 2001

Source: Sociobiology. 37(3B):579-583.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Examination of the alkaloids of Solenopsis maboya Snelling and comparison with those previously found in S. Torresi Snelling, reveals a clear example of caste-specific alkaloid production in the queens and workers of each species. The queens of Solenopsis maboya contain a single piperidine while the workers produce a different piperidine along with two indolizidine isomers. In contrast, the queens of S. torresi contain a single indolizidine while the workers produce an unsaturated piperidine. In both species there is structural analogy between the bicyclic indolizidines and the monocyclic piperidines, and in S. maboya both classes of compounds even share six-membered ring stereochemistry.

Keywords: ants, Solenopsis, tropics, biochemistry, alkaloids, piperidines, indolizidines

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Torres, J.A.; Zottig, V.E.; Co, J.E.; Jones, T.H.; Snelling, R.R. 2001. Caste specific alkaloid chemistry of Solenopsis maboya and S. torresi (Hymenoptera: Formicidade). Sociobiology. 37(3B):579-583.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.