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- Muzzi, Maurizio; Moore, Wendy; Di Giulio, Andrea
- Micron 2019 v.119 pp. 24-38
- defensive secretions, etc ; Carabidae; histology; quinones; scanning electron microscopy; transmission electron microscopy; Show all 6 Subjects
- ... Bombardier beetles, belonging to the carabid subfamilies Paussinae and Brachininae, are famous for their unique ability to explosively discharge a hot spray of quinones from their pygidial glands when threatened. The paussine tribe Metriini is broadly acknowledged as the most basal group of bombardiers. In order to complement the available information on the chemical substances and the primitive d ...
- Ilić, Bojan; Unković, Nikola; Ćirić, Ana; Glamočlija, Jasmina; Ljaljević Grbić, Milica; Raspotnig, Günther; Bodner, Michaela; Vukojević, Jelena; Makarov, Slobodan
- Die Naturwissenschaften 2019 v.106 no.7-8 pp. 37
- defensive secretions, etc ; Callipodida; Candida albicans; Candida krusei; Cladosporium cladosporioides; Escherichia coli; Fusarium verticillioides; Penicillium; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; antibacterial properties; antifungal properties; antipredatory behavior; bacteria; biofilm; fluconazole; ketoconazole; nystatin; p-cresol; pathogens; phenol; secretion; streptomycin; yeasts; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... Millipedes use an array of chemical compounds to defend themselves from predator attack. These chemical substances can have additional roles, i.e. defence against various pathogens. We evaluated the efficacy of the defensive secretion of Apfelbeckia insculpta (L. Koch, 1867) against bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi. The tested secretion consisted of two compounds, p-cresol and phenol, and s ...