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Ant Alarm Pheromone Activity: Correlation with Molecular Shape by Scanning Computer

John E. Amoore, Guido Palmieri, Enzo Wanke and Murray S. Blum
Science
New Series, Vol. 165, No. 3899 (Sep. 19, 1969), pp. 1266-1269
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1727989
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Ant Alarm Pheromone Activity: Correlation with Molecular Shape by Scanning Computer
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Abstract

The ant Iridomyrmex pruinosus utilizes 2-heptanone as an alarm pheromone. The activities of 49 ketones and 35 nonketones as alarm pheromones for this species were determined. The molecular shapes of these compounds were assessed by submitting silhouette photographs of their molecular models to a pattern recognition machine. A highly significant correlation exists between molecular shape and alarm activity.

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