GC-MS analysis of glandular secretions of the South Indian bat, Taphozous melanopogon
D Lily, T Selva Mohan
The male neck gland of Taphozous melanopogon during breeding season showed nine compounds, four of them are odoriferous. During non-breeding season, the secretions exhibited four different compounds with two aromatic compounds. The anal glandular secretions of male during breeding season showed nine compounds with four odoriferous compounds. Among the odoriferous compounds in the anal region, of both sexes possess cholesterol derivatives. The male possesses Cholestan-3-one and female had 25-Ethyl-24-hydroxy-3-beta-methoxy-4, 4, 14, alphatrimethyl cholest-9 (11)-ene. The throat gland secretions of male showed acids with ester during breeding ((Bromomethyl) methyl bis 5, 6-hydroxy imino heptyl ester of Propanedioic acid) and non-breeding (3-Phenyl-methyl ester of 4-Isothiazole carboxylic acid) seasons.