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A pheromone that induces a behavioral or physiologic change in a member of another species that benefits the producer. Compare: kairomone, pheromone.
[G. allos, other, + -mone]
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Perhaps most intriguing are cases in which studies of allomone chemistry reveal a novel suite of compounds that should be tested for trigeminal activity.
The allomones are quite varied in chemical structure and include simple straight-chained hydrocarbons, alkenes, terpenes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, quinones, esters, lactones, phenols, and more (Blum, 1981; Whitman et al.
The actual list of stimulants is likely much longer, and we believe that a database of arthropod allomones is an excellent place to search for candidates.
We use this method to explore the degree of overlap between known arthropod allomones and known trigeminal stimulants.
We herein focus on relatively volatile allomones and their effects on terrestrial vertebrate predators.
Clusters of species using related allomones and/or blends of allomones are readily apparent.
These compounds are well represented in arthropod allomones and are frequently sprayed at assailants (Eisner et al.
However, in light of the presence of defensive allomone in the egg mass of another nudibranch species (12), I suggest that the red-pigmented cytoplasm may incorporate a predator deterrent.
Some of these substances, known as allomones, include suppressants which inhibit the initiation of feeding or oviposition, deterrents which impede the continuation of such processes, and anorexigenics which cause a loss of appetite (Warthen and Morgan 1990).
Phytochemical ecology: allelochemicals, mycotoxins, and insect pheromones and allomones.
Sequestration of allomones from plants by insects is not unusual, but normally associated with monophagous or oligophagous species.