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The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W., Schreier, P., Geiselhardt, S., et al. (2008). The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 34(5), 575-583. doi:10.1007/s10886-008-9447-x.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A3DF-8
Abstract
Females of the European beewolf, Philanthus triangulum, possess a large glove-shaped gland in the head, the postpharyngeal gland (PPG). They apply the content of the PPG to their prey, paralyzed honeybees, where it delays fungal infestation. Here, we de