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bombykol


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A pheromone, 10-trans-12-cis-hexadecadien-1-ol, that a female silk moth (Bombycidae) releases from the tip of her abdomen. Bombykol was discovered in 1959 by Adolf Butenandt (1903–95), who was awarded the 1939 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on pheromones, and it was the first pheromone to be characterized chemically.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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