Nojima S1, Schal C, Webster FX, Santangelo RG, Roelofs WL.
Science. 2005 Feb 18;307(5712):1104-6.The sex pheromone of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, has been characterized as gentisyl quinone isovalerate. This cockroach is a major cause of allergic disease and serves as a mechanical vector of pathogens, making it one of the most important residential and food-associated pests worldwide. The sex pheromone-producing gland in adult females was identified in 1993, but thermal instability of the pheromone made characterization difficult. Read More