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I need one clarfication
 tras-verbenol naturaly present in plants then how to belive it act as a pheromone ???
one of the scientist identifed the trans-verbenol from animal source, he said it act as a chemical communication it possible????

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Hi Karthibiochem

Hi Karthibiochem
I dont know the exact answer to yr question, however, I can tell something which may be evidence for smthing similar.
In case of all mammals Pregnant Mare serum gonadotropin acts as LH the leutinizing homone while for the mares It functions as follicle stimulating hormone.
Bottomline same chemical might have different or similar roles in living organisms. you can imagine the phylogenetic difference between rat and horse.
So it could be a possibility that same compound can be present in two different kingdoms all together having their designated roles.

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               Thanks for ur suggestion but i want clear information so i need evident article if possible send me.
I am also searching related article but i didnt get proper article.

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As of definition says a

As of definition says a pheromone is a chemical signal that triggers a natural response in another member of the SAME species. The word same is significant and really considerable. There are various types like alarm pheromones, food trail pheromones, sex pheromones, and many others that affect behavior or organism’s physiology. Their use among insects has been particularly well documented in literature. In addition, some vertebrates and plants also communicate by using pheromones. 

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Please go through these

Please go through these papers

Bakke, A., Froyen, P., and Skattebol, L. 1977. Field response to a new pheromonal compound isolated from Ips typographus. Naturwissenschaften. 64:98.


Cooper, M.A., Salmon, J.R., Whittaker, D., and Scheidegger, U. 1967. Stereochemistry of the verbenols. J. Chem. Soc. B: Phys. Org. 1259-1261.


Mori, K. 1976. Synthesis of optically pure (+)-trans-verbenol and its antipode, the pheromone of Dendroctonus bark beetles. Agric. Biol. Chem. 40:415.


Mori, K., Mizumachi, N., and Matsui, M. 1976. Synthesis of optically pure (1S,4S,5S)-2-pinen-4-ol (cis-verbenol) and its antipode, the pheromone of Ips bark beetles. Agric. Biol. Chem. 40:1611.


Nishino, C., and Takayanagi, H. 1979. Conformation of pinan-3-ol derivatives. Agric. Biol. Chem. 431:2399.


Nishino, C., and Takayanagi, H. 1979. Conformational analysis of verbenols and related alcohols by PMR spectra with a chemical shift reagent. Agric. Biol. Chem. 43:2323.


Nishino, C., and Takayanagi, H. 1979. Synthesis of verbenols and related alcohols and their PMR spectra with shift reagent. Agric. Biol. Chem. 43:1967.


Pitman, G.B., Vite, J.P., Kinzer, G.W., and Fentiman, A.F., Jr. 1968. Bark beetle attractants trans-verbenol isolated from Dendroctonus. Nature. 218:168.


Reece, C.A., Rodin, J.O., Brownlee, R.G., Duncan, W.G., and Silverstein, R.M. 1968. Synthesis of the principal components of the sex attractant from male Ips confusus frass: 2-methyl-6-methylene-7-octen-4-ol, 2-methyl-6methylene-2,7-octadien-4 ol, and (+)-cis verbenol. Tetrahedron. 24:4249-4256.


Renwick, J.A.A. 1967. Identification of two oxygenated terpenes from the bark beetles Dendroctonus frontalis and Dendroctonus brevicomis. Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst. 23:355.


Silverstein, R.M., Rodin, J.O., and Wood, D.L. 1966. Sex attractants in frass produced by male Ips confusus in ponderosa pine. Science. 154:509.


Silverstein, R.M., Rodin, J.O., Wood, DL., and Browne, L.E. 1966. Identification of two new terpene alcohols from frass produced by Ips confusus in ponderosa pine. Tetrahedron. 22:1929-1936.


Takayanagi, H., and Nishino, C. 1980. Synthesis of configurational isomers of verbenyl carboxylic acid and related compounds. Agric. Biol. Chem. 44:2877.


Whitham, G.H. 1961. The reaction of alpha-pinene with lead tetra-acetate. J. Chem. Soc. 2232-2236.