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Identification of desmostanol as a novel vertebrate sterol in short-beaked echidna secretions

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Harris, RL and Davies, NW and Nicol, SC, Identification of desmostanol as a novel vertebrate sterol in short-beaked echidna secretions, Australian Mammalogy, 35, (2) pp. 255-258. ISSN 0310-0049 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/AM13002

Abstract

Mass spectra and chromatographic data are presented to support the identification of cholest-24-en-3b-ol (desmostanol) in odorous secretions in Tasmanian short-beaked echidnas. This sterol has previously been described only in marine invertebrates and phytoplankton, and may have a role in chemical communication in the echidna.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:echidna, chemical communication, pheromone, monotreme, olfaction, sterol, Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Physiology
Research Field:Comparative Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Harris, RL (Miss Rachel Harris)
Author:Davies, NW (Associate Professor Noel Davies)
Author:Nicol, SC (Associate Professor Stewart Nicol)
ID Code:88809
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2014-02-17
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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