allomone


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allomone

(ˈæləˌməʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) a chemical substance secreted externally by certain animals, such as insects, affecting the behaviour or physiology of another species detrimentally. Compare pheromone
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Determination of plant volatiles 1: analysis of the insect-attracting allomone of the parasitic plant Hydnora africana using Grob-Habich activated charcoal traps.
Moreover, Gynaikothrips are known to produce an allomone excreted through the anus, which is used to repel intruding insects or predators (Suzuki et al.
Sequestration of allomones from plants by insects is not unusual, but normally associated with monophagous or oligophagous species.