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Date:7/8/2010

inding is only the second such discovery in the past 50 years when the term pheromone was coined by scientists. This is partly due, Vargo says, to scientists looking for the wrong types of chemicals.

"The pheromone a combination of two chemicals called n-butyl-n-butyrate and 2-methyl-1-butanol is a low-weight, volatile blend that acts directly on developing termites," he says. That is in contrast to queen honey bees, for example, whose pheromone acts indirectly by regulating the queen-rearing behavior of worker bees.


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Contact: Dr. Ed Vargo
ed_vargo@ncsu.edu
919-513-2743
North Carolina State University
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