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Table 1 Saturated and unsaturated aldehydes found in headspace collections of D. melanogaster (Dalby) females and males

From: A Drosophila female pheromone elicits species-specific long-range attraction via an olfactory channel with dual specificity for sex and food

Compound Females Males
  (% ± SD, n = 5)a,b (% ± SD, n = 5)a,b
Heptanal 3.1 ± 0.8 9.9 ± 4.8
Octanal Traces 0.2 ± 0.5
Nonanal 4.1 ± 0.9 8.7 ± 7.9
(Z)-4-nonenal Traces
Undecanal Traces
(Z)-4-undecenal 23.3 ± 1.8
Dodecanal 7.9 ± 1.3
Tridecanal Traces
(Z)-4-tridecenal 0.4 ± 0.9
Tetradecanal 11.2 ± 0.8 4.9 ± 4.1
Pentadecanal 3.2 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 2.1
Hexadecanal 27.8 ± 3.3 69.1 ± 9.7
(Z)-4-hexadecenal 2.9 ± 0.3
Octadecanal 4.7 ± 1.0 4.4 ± 3.9
(Z)-4-octadecenal 3.0 ± 0.6
(Z)-4-eicosenal 5.6 ± 1.7
  1. aHeadspace collection from batches of 20 flies
  2. bRelative amounts
  3. – Not found